Developer to replace Creetown’s lost trees

The five Golden Acer trees cut down outside Creetown by a developer recently are to be replace by the same man.

The trees were planted by school children in 2002 to commemorate the Queen’s Golden Jubilee but were chopped down by Alastair Caird when he made a new entrance to his caravan park near the village. Mr Caird said he was following orders from Transport Scotland regarding road safety but he has now agreed to replace them.

A Transport Scotland spokesperson said: “We have been in touch with the developer following our meeting with community council representatives and are very pleased that he has agreed to plant some trees to replace the Jubilee trees at a near-by golf course or a location that will be discussed with the local community.”