Pupils at a Crieff primary school have been gifted their very own piece of Crieff Hydro to mark The Queen’s Jubilee.
The iconic Perthshire hotel is taking part in The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC), a tree planting initiative calling for people across the UK to plant trees to honour the Queen’s 70th anniversary on the throne.
Crieff Hydro has planted 70 oak trees in its brand-new Jubilee Woodland, and pupils from Madderty Primary School had the chance to visit their very own tree which has been gifted to them to mark the Jubilee.
The school’s eco committee has been learning about how tree planting can help the local community and environment, and visited the hotel to officially unveil the dedicated plaque on their tree.
The plaque has been engraved with the school’s vision to be an inclusive learning community, inspiring achievement for all.
Gwyneth Marshall, a teacher at Madderty Primary School said: “The children were ecstatic to be gifted a tree to mark the Jubilee, especially as it ties in with what we’ve been doing in the classroom.
“Our eco committee have been learning about how planting new trees can benefit the environment and more widely, classes have been looking at the history of The Queen’s reign in the lead up to the Platinum Jubilee.
“We are delighted that there will always be a tree dedicated to our school at Crieff Hydro.”
The school’s plaque unveiling follows a visit from HRH The Duke of Kent and HRH Prince Michael of Kent, who unveiled the new plaque at the entrance to Jubilee Woodland.
Kristian Campbell, General Manager at Crieff Hydro Hotel, said: “The Platinum Jubilee is a fantastic opportunity for the community to come together, so what better way to celebrate our participation in The Queen’s Green Canopy than by dedicating a tree to one of the great schools on our doorstep.
“I welcomed the pupils to our Jubilee Woodland and had the opportunity to hear lots about the projects they have been doing on the environment and the Jubilee.
“It was heart-warming to see how excited they were about having their very own tree in the hotel’s grounds and hear how our gift had sparked lots of interest in the classroom.
“For anyone who would like to be part of this historic milestone, we still have trees available to purchase which come complete with your very own plaque. It’s a wonderful gift for anyone keen to mark the Jubilee or even anyone who has a special memory at the hotel.”
The commemorative oak trees cost £450 which covers the cost of the tree and plaque as well as its maintenance for the first three years while it establishes. For more information please contact Crieff Hydro Hotel on 01764 655 555.
Crieff Hydro Family of Hotels
Crieff Hydro Family of Hotels is a family of eight hotels all set within iconic Scottish locations. Whether that be Perthshire, the Scottish Borders, the Highlands or Dundee, The Family includes something for everyone. From 10 to 215 bedrooms, onsite activities, various dining options, corporate events, team building, and leisure facilities.
Crieff Hydro Family of Hotels includes Crieff Hydro, Peebles Hydro, Murraypark Hotel in Crieff, The Park Hotel in Peebles, Taypark House in Dundee, The Isles of Glencoe, Ballachulish Hotel and Kingshouse Hotel also in Glencoe.
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Stephen Leckie, Chairman and CEO of Crieff Hydro Family of Hotels
Stephen Leckie is Chairman and CEO of Crieff Hydro Family of Hotels. Mr Leckie heads up a family of eight hotels and is the fifth generation in his family to do so. Stephen is Chair of the Scottish Tourism Alliance, President of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce and an active member of the UK Hospitality Association. Stephen was appointed Lord-Lieutenant of Perth and Kinross in 2019 having been a Deputy Lieutenant since 2012.