19 Cairngorms Anniversary Orchards!

To celebrate the Cairngorms National Park's first decade we will be planting 19 native Scottish Orchards within communities of the Cairngorms National Park.

The Cairngorms National Park Authority, in partnership with the Food for Life Programme, asked the villages and communities within the Cairngorms National Park to send us nominations so they could receive Scottish heritage fruit trees to help us celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the Park - and they certainly heard us!

We have been overwhelmed by the wonderful responses from the communities and we can now reveal that we will be planting not just 10 but 19 orchard sites within the Cairngorms National Park!

A big thank you to all who submitted nominations. The successful sites are: Abernethy Primary, Anagach Woods Trust, Ardgeal, Aviemore Primary, Ballater, Blair Atholl, Braemar, Crathie Primary, Cromdale, Dalwhinnie, Deshar Primary, Glenlivet Drumin Castle, Grantown Primary, Highland Folk Museum, Kingussie, Laggan, Newtonmore Primary, Strathdon Primary and Tomintoul.

A big thank you also goes out to all the primary school children that entered our apple drawing contest. These apple pictures will be featured on the signs at each orchard site and you can view the winning entries here. Well done to everyone who entered!

Planting Dates (Updated)

21 February - Crathie & Strathdon Primary Schools

27 February - Deshar & Abernethy Primary Schools

7 March - Blair Atholl Community9.30am, Aviemore Primary 1.30pm

14 March - Dalwhinnie Community and Kingussie Community (times tbc)

18 March - Tomintoul Community & Drumin Castle Glenlivet (times tbc)

21 March - Braemar & Ballater Communities (times tbc)

25 March - Grantown Primary, Anagach Woods Trust & Cromdale Community (times tbc)

28 March - Newtonmore Primary and Laggan Community (times tbc)

If anyone wishes to volunteer their time to help out with any of the site plantings please contact Glynis Ross for more details.

For further information or if you have any questions please call
Glynis Ross on T: 01479 870512, M:07811 993099  or email

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