A Sign for Sore Eyes

Glenlivet Primary School has recently unveiled a new sign for the Glenlivet Community Orchard.

Working in partnership with The Crown Estate, pupils from the school helped to design the sign, which gives visitors to the walled garden of Drumin Castle more details about the project.

Once a design was settled on, the sign was then produced and installed with the help of The Crown Estate.

Originally planted in 2013, the orchard is a joint project between The Crown Estate and the Cairngorms National Park, each of which provided half of the required funding.

The trees are just starting to produce apples, plums and cherries, which will be used by the school children to cook with and eat.

Vicky Hilton, The Crown Estate’s Countryside Manager for the Glenlivet Estate, said: “The orchard has been a great success at getting the kids from the primary school to engage with nature, as well as teaching them about the benefits of healthy eating. They’ve been paying regular visits to the site to check on the progress of the trees, as well as assisting with pruning.

orchard sign

“All the pupils had great ideas on how the sign should look and we’re extremely pleased with the final design.”

More information about Drumin Castle can be found by clicking here.

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