New sponsors for museum

The Grampian Transport Museum in Alford has joined forces with a local housebuilder which it says will support development of its popular community initiatives.

The museum teamed up with Stewart Milne Homes, following the launch of the housebuilder’s Silver Birches development in the village.

The annual sponsorship contributes to Grampian Transport Museum’s local road safety initiatives and growing range of training programmes, in addition to traditional museum exhibitions.

Mike Ward, curator of Grampian Transport Museum, said: “Increasing awareness of road safety and encouraging good driving skills are central aims for Grampian Transport Museum. Support from local companies such as Stewart Milne Homes is vital to our being able to continue with our local initiatives and increase the work we do with Grampian Police and local schools.”

First established in 1978, the Grampian Transport Museum has grown to become a living museum and an integral part of the local community running a variety of road safety initiatives for all ages in a joint effort with Grampian Police and local driver training school Roadwise.

Mike Cowie, sales director for Stewart Milne Homes North Scotland, said: “We’re delighted to be continuing our sponsorship of the museum and hope to continue supporting valuable local initiatives such as this.”