Sunday, 13 April 2014

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Beeb's Big Allotment Challenge

"Are you the complete kitchen gardener?
Is your garden, allotment or window box your pride and joy?
Do you grow your own fruit, vegetables and flowers and know what to do with them?
We're looking for talented amateur kitchen gardeners to compete in The Big Allotment Challenge.
The series follows a handful of amateur kitchen gardeners as they transform a plot of earth into a patch of beauty and reveal all the wonderful possibilities that can be unlocked from allotment growing. Kitchen gardening and growing your own produce is an amazing way to live and this series celebrates that."  
Fancy appearing on the above BBC programme - more details here on the BBC site. 

Sunday, 19 January 2014

Allotments on Broadhill before houses were built

Thanks to Louise Strath for permission to use this image of her great, great grandmother, Isabella Grant, working her plot on Broadhill.  Louise is not sure when it was taken but believes it is in the vicinity of 27 MacRae Avenue. She says that besides growing vegetables the family kept bees there. Louise also posted this image on the Nairn when you were a bairn facebook site and some of the bairnites think it was probably taken in the late twenties or early thirties. 

Mill Road of old - a market garden

Thanks to Evelyn Main for allowing the Allotment Society to use her image of one of her Grant ancestors. The image was taken in Mill Road at the market garden and the company transport bears the Grant name. Evelyn also posted this image on the Nairn when you were a bairn facebook group. 

Friday, 4 October 2013

National Vegetable Society starting a branch in the Highlands

The  NVS are  starting  a  branch in  the  Highlands and  the  first  meeting  is  on  the  Thursday  7th November 2013   at  the  Chieftain hotel  Inverness. meeting  will  start  at 7 30pm. We  are  going  to  have  a  presentation by  Ian  Stocks on  how  he  grows his  long  carrots  and  stump  carrots. alllotment folk would   be most welcome  to  come  along.

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

The Organic Gardening Catalogue

If you'd like to join the NAS order for the catalogue this year please download and complete the spreadsheet (copy here) and forward to julesmarchant at

If you haven't managed to collect a catalogue from the pickup points you can order one direct here:

But please remember to complete the spreadsheet if you want to be included in the discount scheme

Many thanks

Thursday, 26 September 2013

Vote for Sandown Community Garden to win £3,000 funding

Nairn Allotment Society Sandown Community Garden has been selected as 1 of 4 groups in the running for a £3k award from Bank of Scotland - in their community awards scheme. There is a voting process and votes can be cast in 3 ways: on line, by text message or in the branch.   
2 of the organisations will be awarded £3k and the other 2 organisations will be awarded £300.