Gordon MSP Alex Salmond, and MEP Ian Hudghton have written to the Director of Wood RecyclAbility, Marcia Morris, to congratulate her on a recent award for social enterprise. Wood RecyclAbility, based in Pitmedden, was recognised by the Objective 3 Programme Management Programme for their effective use of the European Social Fund. Mr Salmond said:

"Wood RecyclAbility is a really great example of a social enterprise in Gordon that is committed to the community and keenly aware of environmental issues. Having had some contact with the company in my capacity as local MSP I was delighted to be able to write to Marcia Morris to congratulate her, the staff and the trainees.

"Wood RecyclAbility is a great success and a community business that has grown significantly since it was established in 1997 and is now able to take a great number of trainees all of whom are able to benefit from the work.

"I'd like to take this opportunity to wish the company all the best for future success."

Mr Hudghton, President of the SNP said:

"In my capacity as a Member of the European Parliament for Scotland I was delighted to see such innovative use of the funding from the European Social Fund in Scotland, to the benefit of Wood Recyclability and their trainees.

"This is an inspiring example of what can be achieved with the help of European Funding and I do not doubt that the business will continue to go from strength to strength."

Notes:

Wood RecyclAbility Ltd. Was set up in 1997 to offer work experience for people with learning disabilities, allowing certain individuals to become trainees in their workshop programme.
Commercial wood waste, from companies such as shell is made into wood chips and used for a wide variety of purposes. A number of offshore companies now send their wood on a regular basis and Wood RecyclAbility is now taking in 2000 tonnes of wood per year that would previously have gone to landfill.

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