Local MSP Angus McDonald visits the CalaChem Green Roof

23rd April 2018

Monday 16th April our Property & Site Services team had a visit from local MSP Angus McDonald and Suzanne Burgess from Buglife. Our green roof that was installed in 2016 and was the first of its kind to appear in Grangemouth. We are extremely proud of our green roof the benefits it has already provided for our wildlife in the area. The visit was initiated to provide an update on the roof, its success so far and to show how its developed in 2018.

Commenting, Angus MacDonald MSP said: “It was great to get along to see this green roof, one of two installations in Grangemouth, to see how things were going, and to get an idea of what this meant for CalaChem and for Buglife.

Hearing of the wildlife which had been spotted was proof for me that this is and will continue to be a successful installation. With it being the beginning of the season there is clearly more growth to come, however it was clear to see the importance of this project, and great to hear how it is encouraging biodiversity, even in the midst of an industrial area.

“I am glad to hear, too, of the benefits to CalaChem. Once again we see CalaChem giving a platform for nature to flourish, and I hope to see more of this from local industry in the future.”

“It was encouraging to hear that CalaChem are considering increasing the number of green roofs within their complex.”

Suzanne Burgess, Buglife Scotland Manager said: “Green roofs are an exciting opportunity to create habitat for wildlife at roof level. This green roof within CalaChem’s grounds is already providing forage for bumblebees and butterflies and a nesting site for Oystercatchers. Extra wildflowers will be added to the roof this spring to further enhance diversity of species on the roof.”

To read more on our green roof click here.