Pick an Orchard for your Village! NOMINATIONS NOW CLOSED
To celebrate the Cairngorms National Park's first decade we have 10 native Scottish Orchards to be planted within communities of the Cairngorms National Park.
The Cairngorms National Park Authority, in partnership with the Food for Life Programme, asked communities/groups/schools to nominate themselves to be the lucky recipient of one of our anniversary orchards. This was a fantastic opportunity to become involved in growing your own fruit and to reap all of the benefits that it brings!
We would like to thank all of the communitys, groups and schools that nominated themselves for an orchards and we were bowled over by the response! We will now finalise site visits and determin the lucky recipients of one of our aniversary orchards.
Over 170 people braved the blustery weather and came along the the Highland Folk Museum on 7th October to help celebrate 10 years of the National Park by planting the first of our Cairngorms Aniversary Orchards. Those attending enjoyed cookery demonstrations by local chefs Lydie Bocquillon of Auld Alliance in Kingussie and Kirsten Gilmour of the Mountain Cafe in Aviemore; Margaret and Andrew Lear of Plants and Apples provided very informative discussions about Heritage type apples and orchard care as well as a demonstration of apple pressing and samples of freshly squeezed apple juice; and of course the delights of the hog roase and apple sauce provided by Taste of Moray.
A big thank you goes out to everyone that helped make the day a great success and very special thanks to the staff at the Highland Folk Museum.
For further information or if you have any questions please call
Glynis Ross on 01479 870512 or email firstname.lastname@example.org