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Also on Saturday 29th March:
The Edinburgh College of Art in association with the Comrie Development Trust present ‘Upland’
An exhibition of work by artists from Edinburgh College of Art in response to Cultybraggan Camp; its history (as a WWII PoW facility), its situation and its future possibilities
Gemma Crook, Jesse Rivers, Mary Hartley, Frankie Burr, Jenny Salmean, Robin Richardson, Helen Leigh, Agnese Cebere, Susan Mowatt, Hazel Powell, Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, Calum Brittain, Naomi Baldwin Webb, Francesca Hawker, Ellen Spence, Jack Charlesworth, Harry Van de Bospoort, Healey Blair, Allan Jardine, Will Corner, Ellie Powell, Lucas Galley-Greenwood, Maryanne Royle, Aaron Jose, Zoe Walker and Neil Bromwich
Event Opening 12pm – 5pm
Walking Tour 1pm – 3pm
Guest Panel discussion 3pm – 4pm
Refreshments from 4pm
Sunday 6th April
Sunday 6th April is our next Work Day – and an important one as by May buds will be breaking etc. hopefully! The Open Orchard is looking very good, thanks in no small part to Callum, who has done a power of work for us feeding, the trees and then placing cardboard and chippings round them to help keep the weeds down. On the 6th, tasks will include last minute pruning and the use of spacers, ties and festooning to encourage open growth of trees; beating up in the edible hedge, i.e. replacing failed bushes; completion of weeding, feeding and mulching of trees on the assault course. There is some soft fruit pruning to be completed too. All welcome, equipped for the weather that day, with substantial footwear. Come for the day with your lunch – a very sociable time – or come for an hour or two to help, or drop in to find out all about the orchard and those helping to maintain it. Please look out the garden tools you no longer need, and bring them up that day!
A community in Perthshire has come together to work towards achieving sustainable community owned resources for the benefit of local people.
Comrie Development Trust, set up in 2006, is a charitable organisation of volunteers and funded staff who care passionately about Comrie. They are working hard on the many projects – the environmentally sustainable development of Cultybraggan (the ex POW camp now owned by the community) – the reduction of the community carbon footprint in the Comrie Carbon Challenge as well as the many other projects driven by our working groups.
Proud to be a flagship project for
Part-financed by the Scottish Government and the European Community Rural Tayside LEADER 2007 -2013 Programme