We’re absolutely thrilled to announcee that Ally has been accepted on to the Bank Of Scotland School for Social Entrepreneurs this year. She is one of 17 accepted in Scotland’s Programme and is thrilled to have this opportunity.
This programme will run from October 2015-16 with practical entrepreneurial, governance, and finance classes, expert witness sessions and action learning sets giving a solid foundation for growth in the future.
We are thrilled to announce that we are receiving funding from the People’s Post Code Lottery to transform Beechbrae Orchard into a haven of all sorts of exciting food & bio-diverse plants! Watch this space as we begin work!!
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Blackridge Primary School has worked hard towards becoming an Eco-School this last term. I (Ally) have been invited to join the committee as a community member which I am really enjoying.
We’ve had a few meetings choosing priorities to focus on and beginning to make plans and strategies to make them happen. This has included taking before photos of the school grounds and making flyers to help make new food waste bins clearly understood. We also had a very important meeting where we all went LITTER PICKING- we managed to pick 5 bags full of rubbish in 30 minutes. Keep posted for the other exciting things we get up to when terms back.
Yesterday we hosted a Beechbrae Blossom Day for community members to come and see the orchard in different seasons. We had a few new visitors who were keen to learn more about how fruit grows and see the biodiversity in Beechbrae Orchard. Thanks to all who came out to join us!