Hotel’s pound plan to protect river

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Maryculter House raising money
Hotel MD, Peter Walker, with Dr Lorraine Hawkins

A HISTORIC hotel near the River Dee in Aberdeenshire is helping to safeguard the river for future generations by donating a discretionary £1 from every diner’s bill to a charitable trust.

The team at Maryculter House aims to raise more than £10,000 this year for the River Dee Trust – an organisation which promotes and supports improvement of the waterway.

The 40-bedroom hotel launched the campaign by hosting a Ghillies’ Lunch for those who live and work on the river.

Managing director of the hotel, Peter Walker, said the money raised “will have a huge impact on what the trust can do to ensure our beautiful river is maintained and fishing stocks are protected”.

He added: “What better way to celebrate our fantastic river than by hosting a lunch for those men and women who work on it throughout the year.”