Balloon and Lantern Release Policy Approved
Aberdeenshire Council's Infrastructure Services Committee has approved a policy proposed by the Ranger Service to prohibit mass intentional ballon and Chinese/sky lantern releases from Council property and land, by Council staff and at Council endorsed or supported events.
Balloons and lanterns can pose hazards to wildlife, livestock, crops, property and humans so this is great news.
We have a team of six rangers based throughout Aberdeenshire to help visitors and residents explore and enjoy our rich natural and cultural heritage.
In common with other Ranger Services in Scotland, we have three main aims;
- To provide a warm welcome and provide support to help people enjoy the outdoors.
- To increase awareness, understanding, care and responsible use of the natural and cultural heritage.
- To support the sustainable management and use of the outdoors to meet a range of social, economic and environmental objectives.
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The Ranger Service is available to provide support for schools who wish to use our outdoors to explore and enjoy our natural and cultural heritage. Please click here for more information.