Wednesday, 5 December 2012
Sunday, 2 December 2012
Sunday, 18 November 2012
Tuesday, 13 November 2012
Friday, 9 November 2012
Monday, 29 October 2012
There are a few plotters including myself who are after some. If you can help please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Many thanks
Saturday, 27 October 2012
An evening organised by Nairn Allotment Society in the Community Centre on Saturday November the 10th - Starting 7.30 p.m
Friday, 26 October 2012
Monday, 15 October 2012
Monday, 24 September 2012
Sunday, 23 September 2012
Friday, 14 September 2012
SAGS (Scottish Allotments and Gardens Society) draft response to important Scottish Government Consultation
The draft response is available here. Please substitute AT with @ in Judy's e-mail address if responding to her. Realise that is a short deadline but perhaps members might have thoughts on this legislation. SAGS seem to have some quite radical proposals that might find support within the Nairn Society perhaps? Have a read if you have a few moments and see for yourself.
Thursday, 13 September 2012
Thursday, 6 September 2012
Monday, 3 September 2012
£7 Adults, £3 Under 18s
3.30pm Sunday 9th September
Nairn Community & Arts Centre
Caroline Beaton, co author, will speak about this beautifully illustrated and comprehensive book where you will learn how to grow fruit and vegetable , using modern techniques In addition Caroline, an amateur and gifted gardener will give a presentation called Veg on the Edge to inspire us to plant something edible. If gardeners from Barra to Unst can do it, we can too.
A practical guide and history to growing fruit and vegetables in Scotland
Sponsored by Broadley Garden Centre
Sunday, 26 August 2012
Saturday, 25 August 2012
Tuesday, 7 August 2012
Tuesday, 31 July 2012
Thursday, 26 July 2012
And also thanks to Ashers Bakery , Greens Nurseries, Broadley Garden Centre, Rowan Waste Aware, and Linda Macdonald and her Grandson David from Highland Hospice for attending on the day also Annie Stewart from SGS for manning the gate.
Tuesday, 10 July 2012
Tuesday, 26 June 2012
Monday, 25 June 2012
The quarterly plot inspections were done yesterday. The standard is generally very high and is to be commended. If any improvements are to be made, plot holders will be contacted individually, by email.
Some points for us all to be aware of:
1 Sheds shouldn't be raised off the ground, but be sitting on slabs, to discourage vermin from nesting underneath. If yours is already constructed and is off the ground, a skirt of chicken wire, well buried into the ground, would be enough to keep them out.
2 Plot numbers should be prominently displayed - and if yours is in Gaelic, would you mind displaying the numerals as well please, for those who don't speaka da lingo?
3 If you have an open compost heap, would you ensure that perennial weeds are not flourishing on the top?
4 For the sake of your neighbours as well as yourself, lift or at least cut the tops off perennial weeds before they set seeds.
5 Can we remind new plot holders at Sandown (on the smaller plots) that you are responsible for the borders between your fence and the path? Nectar-rich plants, wild flowers, herbs would make a cheap and easily-maintained border which would attract bees to your plot.
6 Mill Rd shared polytunnels - a lot of these spaces have perennial weeds such as the dreaded mare's tail. Please lift them, out of consideration for your neighours.
All we need now is a spell of lovely weather!
(on behalf of the committee.)
Tuesday, 19 June 2012
Friday, 15 June 2012
Thursday, 14 June 2012
We have some tunnels on display at or depot in Nairn, best to give us a call before as we may be out on site visits or deliveries.
Unit 8B2 Balmakeith Business Park
Nairn. IV125QR (Scotland)
Tel: 01667 454875
Fax:0560 1123 114
Saturday, 9 June 2012
Tuesday, 5 June 2012
Sunday, 3 June 2012
Dick will get the application in for building warrant as soon as possible and we'll get Dennis & Gordy down to Mill Rd to complete the work.
Friday, 18 May 2012
Wednesday, 16 May 2012
Sunday, 6 May 2012
Thursday, 3 May 2012
They will take place on the last Sunday of the month and the first one will be on Sunday 27th of May. Visit this page for details of the events.
Sunday, 29 April 2012
Sunday, 22 April 2012
Thursday, 19 April 2012
Society representatives attended a meeting at the hospital on Friday the 13th. We went in response to an e-mail from Sam at Sky Delights. Here’s part of what she had to say:
Wednesday, 28 March 2012
Sunday, 18 March 2012
Tuesday, 6 March 2012
Friday, 2 March 2012
Friday, 24 February 2012
It's item 21 on the Highland Council agenda for March 1st:
The Members, as Trustees of the Nairn Common Good Fund are asked to approve the letting of an additional area of land extending to approximately 0.90 Ha (2.22 Ac) or thereby to the Nairn Allotment Society on terms and conditions as stipulated in the Council’s Allotments Policy and as otherwise to be agreed by the Director of Housing & Property."
"Following the outcome of a Sandown Design Charette, where local residents were afforded the opportunity to voice their opinions regarding the future use of the land, the consensus was that Allotments would be an appropriate and suitable use of this particular section of the Sandown Lands."
Support from Sandy, Liz, Laurie and Graham
"Local Members have been consulted and support the proposal to lease this land to the Nairn Allotment Society, subject to agreeing satisfactory terms and incorporating the Highland Council Allotment Policy."
Full document here. If anyone would like to try growing your own then why not put your name down on our waiting list? E-mail address in the sideba
Thursday, 23 February 2012
Friday, 10 February 2012
"At the Planning Charrette for Sandown at the beginning of this month we handed in 124 letters of support and the plans for our project. There was total support for our proposals thanks to all of your letters, the backing of our 4 Ward Councillors and Louise Clark. "
Dick Youngson, Nairn Allotment Society
Thursday, 2 February 2012
Here's the green for go as far as the Charrette was concerned. It was all down to Jim McKinnon the Chief Planner for the Scottish Government on Monday night actually. There had been the usual questions raised arising from the toxicity that is the past history of Sandown and questions about rushing ahead etc. When that had finished this observer made a plea for a part of the process to be rushed ahead very quickly indeed. That is to say for the allotments to go ahead soonest if approved by the Charrette. I mentioned funding and the community groups etc and how the plots, if not creating monetary wealth for the town, certainly add value to the community in other ways. Jim was aware of the proposal and very supportive. He asked the meeting in the Courthouse if anyone had any objection to the allotment expansion. It was unanimous. "Looks like you've got your allotments," said Jim.
Thanks to the mighty Jim McKinnon, Chief Planner to the Scottish Government!
Monday, 30 January 2012
Sunday, 29 January 2012
Saturday, 28 January 2012
Thursday, 26 January 2012
IMPORTANT FOLKS - Next week you can help make the 38 plots and community group facilities at Sandown a reality. Funding has been secured and the active support of Sandy Park, Liz MacDonald, Graham Marsden and Laurie Fraser obtained but it won't happen unless we convince the Sandown Charrette team of the need for more plots on Sandown. Please read on and then print off and put your name and address to this letter:
It has transpired that it may be difficult for many to attend the Charrette, because of work committments etc, so it was decided that we could add our voice by putting it in writing.
To make it easier for everyone, we have one already prepared....just download, print, add your address, sign and return it to any committee member by saturday 28th january at the very latest.
We'll also be at Sandown Allotments on saturday from 11am- 1pm. You could drop off your letter there, if that's easier. Alternatively e-mail email@example.com and we will arrange collection.
Anyone who is a resident of Nairn and over 18 can have their views recorded. .
We need as many as possible to even be in with a chance of securing Sandown Phase 2. This really is make or break time.
Many, many thanks for your help.
Friday, 13 January 2012
Wondering if anyone can help. I have earlier in 2011 built my own “Mini” allotment in my back garden including Greenhouse and raised veg patch.
During last year I found my greenhouse to be so warm it was burning things I had in there. I am wondering if anyone can help me fit one of the mechanical windows, where if it gets to warm then the window opens. Looking at the greenhouse, there has been one there but for whatever reason it was removed. I will pay for any parts needed unless there are 2nd hand parts available but need someone to give me advise on what I need to do.
Any help is very much appreciated.
Anyone that can help with fitting a window for Colin please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org please leave compost and all other advice in the comments - thanks
Thursday, 12 January 2012
Also usual meeting on 25.1.12 at the Waverley 7.30pm Opportunity to pay annual account & have a catch up. Cheap seeds available to buy from only 50p.