WHA Member, Purely Scottish Bottlers are embracing the WHA 5 for 5 Sustainability Programme. They have been chosen to participate in the 2020 Birds and Bees Biodiversity Project. This project is funded by Scottish Natural Heritage in conjunction with SCOTFWAG (Scottish Farming and Wildlife Advisers Group).
Purely Scottish are active members of SOPA (Scottish Organic Producers Association) and manage 83 acres of Organic farmland in the Lammermuir Hills on the Scottish Borders. Within those 83 acres is Purely Scottish Bottlers Natural Mineral Water source.
Purely Scottish, working with their Organic farmer, will develop an upland wildflower habitat to increase the numbers of tree sparrow, barn owl and kestrel. Seed mix will be introduced to the area, encouraging flower growth and bird boxes and insect hibernation boxes will be sited. Purely Scottish will manage the project over the initial 3-year period and be involved in the Big Farmland Bird Count.
In 2019, Purely Scottish, working with a local beekeeper, also introduced beehives to their estate.
David Albers – UK Commercial Director – Purely Scottish commented “We are delighted to be involved in this project and this is further evidence of our environmental commitment to our local habitat. We look forward to monitoring the project over the next 3 years”