As workplaces go, the view is spectacular!
Lunan Bay Communities Partnership (LBCP), in association with Angus Council and ANGUSalive, is looking to recruit two seasonal “Countryside” Rangers for what is certain to be another very busy summer at and around the stunning two mile-long sandy beach.
Their watch over Lunan Bay and surrounding hinterland, from Boddin to Ethie Haven, will see the successful applicants working closely with the LBCP (Lunan Bay’s community-led charity), identifying key areas of work, and helping to advise and educate visitors to Lunan Bay, particularly on responsible access and work on habitat maintenance and conservation.
The new Lunan Bay Rangers will also maintain close links with the Council’s Community Enforcement Wardens and Police Scotland.
Funding for the new posts comes from Scotland’s Nature Agency, Nature Scot and their Better Places Green Recovery Fund that is designed to help communities and destinations develop plans for pro-active visitor management in nature 'hot spot' locations across Scotland.
Andrew Gauldie, LBCP Chair explained: “We are delighted to be one of the recipients of Nature Scot’s Better Places Green Recovery grant.
“The funded deployment of Lunan Bay Countryside Rangers realises the efforts of time and experience that have been invested into the LBCP, not only by the Board of Trustees, but also by the LBCP members (now numbering more than 60) who have provided their full support.
“This has been done working in partnership with authorities such as Angus Council and Police Scotland; and with valuable advice from LBCP’s partners coastal community group, East Haven Together.
“In addition, the Rangers will be providing targeted messages about the importance of protecting and preserving the environment at Lunan Bay, which is a treasure trove of natural history that includes birds, wildlife, insects and plants.
“The aim is also to allow visitors and residents alike to gain from insight, experience and enhanced knowledge. There are many further projects that LBCP intend to be initiating to strengthen the cohesion of the Lunan Bay communities and looking after the beautiful, but fragile location."
Communities Convener, Cllr Mark Salmond said: “I am delighted that this funding bid, which has been driven by the Lunan Bay Community Partnership, will lead to the creation of these two important Ranger roles.
“As I have said before, Lunan Bay is one of the brightest jewels in the Angus crown and is very much a go-to destination for large numbers of people during the summer months.
“We saw the challenges that a big influx of people into the area can present last year, during more stringent COVID-19 restrictions. I hope that, once appointed, our Lunan Bay rangers can help people – locals and visitors alike - to appreciate just how important our open spaces and natural habitats are to us all and that is crucial that we take care of them.
“Anyone who heads to Lunan Bay, or any of our Angus beauty spots, should remember these three simple words – leave no trace.”
Anyone interested in applying to be a Lunan Bay Ranger can find full details at myjobscotland