Homebuilder Donates Timber To Local High School Project

by Alicia Simpson

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

Edinburgh Property Donation PRNature-loving pupils are building bird and insect houses, hedgehog homes and butterfly feeders to protect local wildlife during the winter, thanks to a donation of timber worth more than £400 by CALA Homes (East).

Valuable timber has been donated by CALA, marking a housing project of a different kind for the upmarket home builder; constructing sustainable homes for Scottish wildlife.

CALA Homes, which has a major new-build development in the area, made the generous donation to Queensferry High School’s Design and Technology Department to support pupils with their “Sustaining Scotland’s Natural Wildlife” project.


Janet Thomas, Curricular Leader of Design and Technology at Queensferry High School, said: “We’re very grateful for this generous timber donation from CALA as project materials can be hard to come by.

“Thanks to the house builder, the Design and Technology students are very excited to be able to continue with the ‘Sustaining Scotland’s Natural Wildlife’ project to build safe homes for the wildlife, birds and insects in the local area.

“It’s great to see a company like CALA really help the local community in the area where it builds and I’d like to thank them on behalf of the school for their kindness and goodwill.”

Brian Johnson, Construction Director at CALA Homes, said: “Despite the mild autumn we are experiencing, winter will soon start to bite and it is important for the local wildlife to be protected throughout the colder months.

“The school is at the very heart of the local community and it’s fantastic that the pupils are getting involved in such a vital project as this one.

“House building is, of course, at the very centre of what we do at CALA Homes and we are so pleased to be able to contribute to this housing project with a difference.”

CALA East’s Dalmeny Park development recently launched a new phase of one and two bedroom apartments to the market, with prices starting from £165,000.


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