On Monday last Mark Tennant of Innes Estate nr Elgin and Iain Rideout, CEO of award-winning children’s charity Outfit Moray, launched a new partnership proposal to develop 100 acres of land and buildings at the historic Milltown Airfield nr Lossiemouth as a Community Outdoor Learning & Adventure Hub.
This £2m project has been 10 years in the making and will transform Outfit Moray future prospects. Ian Rideout said ‘ we are extremely grateful to Mark and his family for helping to make this project happen. The land and buildings at Milltown Airfield will enable us to develop our charitable work and our social enterprises to a new level and help us continue to transform the lives of more young people through learning and outdoor adventure.’
Mark Tennant went on to say that ‘this is an example of how landowners can work in partnership with community and charitable groups. It is not always about trying to buy land for community use when landowners are happy to make land available for projects that will make such a huge differenc3e to the lives of others.’
Over 50 invited guests and local press attended the event at historic Innes House and were given a tour of the site.
Milltown Airfield was the centre of the 1944 WW11 aerial attacks on the German warship Tirpitz, the largest German battleship ever built.