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77. Harvesting Apples from Beechbrae Orchard

Over 3 the last 3 years, 5 different classes from Blackridge Primary School planted the apple trees in Beechbrae Orchard. This autumn was special as some of the apple trees at Beechbrae Orchard finally have apples on them!! The P7 … Continue reading

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73. People’s Postcode Lottery Grant

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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67. Beechbrae Blossom Day

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 … Continue reading

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57. Helix Orchard & Nuttery Survey

Once upon a time when you could wear one layer, Kevin and I got the opportunity to help the Forth Environment Link survey the nuttery and orchard at the Helix in Falkirk near the new Kelpies. Over a period of several … Continue reading

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56. Beechbrae Orchard Extension

Since we’ve got 30 more apple trees from the CSGN Orchard Grant Scheme we are extending the orchard to allow more space for the trees to grow. We’ve been given some support from the Orchard Futures Fund to develop our … Continue reading

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53. Cider Making

Kevin and I signed up for a Cider making course with Forth Environment Link and lead by Margaret Lear from Plants with Purpose the day after an epic Scottish Orchard Gathering in Dunblane. We had both had a fair amount of … Continue reading

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52. More Apple trees for Beechbrae Orchard

We have had an eventful summer and autumn with projects on the land as well as Ally spending countless hours applying for funding for different projects. We’ve had a few successes with various grants that both allow our business to develop … Continue reading

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49. Blackridge Community Fund

Beechbrae is excited to announce that we have been successful in getting a grant from FIM Services- Blackridge Community fund administered by Foundation Scotland. This grant is available as a result from the wind turbines that stretch to the sky behind … Continue reading

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42. Orchard Growth

The Orchard was in full array of floral colours this spring thanks to the mild weather and generous sunshine.  The apple trees were full of beautiful buds waiting and hoping for insects to come pollinate them. As mentioned before, we … Continue reading

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33. Planting More Apple Trees

As mentioned before we were successful in getting another orchard grant from the Forth Valley Link (and all the funders at the bottom of this page) which is amazing!  We decided to plant earlier this year in hopes to avoid the bad … Continue reading

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