Keep Scotland Beautiful
Friends of Walker Dam are now registered with Keep Scotland Beautiful.
Keep Scotland Beautiful is an independent Scottish environmental charity. It operates independently of all levels of government – local authorities, the Scottish Government, HM Government and quangos.
Keep Scotland Beautiful is the charity that campaigns, acts and educates on a range of local, national and global environmental issues to change behaviour and improve the quality of people’s lives and the places they care for. They are committed to making Scotland clean, green and more sustainable.
Progress via Aberdeen Council
A meeting with Steven Shaw (Environment manager) at Aberdeen Council was productive. Points of interest are as follows : (1) A clean up of the Dam on 06/06/2015. (2) Repainting of the Walker Dam sign. (3) The installation of signposts and Neighbourhood Watch placards. (4) Improvements to the core path (ongoing) and (5) in the long term a viewing area/platform for wheelchair users to enjoy the dam.
Wakker Dam / Survey from the Archeological Department of Aberdeen Council
Walker Dam is located within the former Royal Forest of Stocket, part of the Freedom Lands gifted by Robert I to the burgh (recorded in a charter of 1319). Now it is in the modern Burnieboozle estate, part of the larger Craigiebuckler estate, which was sparsely populated countryside until the 1950s, when major housing development began in that area. Walker Dam is bounded by Springfield Road (which replaced a roadway called Walker Dam Road) to the east and Woodburn Gardens to the north. CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL SURVEY.