Culter orchard completed

Official completion of the community orchard project in Peterculter
Official completion of the community orchard project in Peterculter

Residents in Peterculter have been enjoying the fruits of their labours as the first harvest was picked at a community orchard, at the same as the final touches to the area’s WWI memorial area were also put in place.

A plaque was also unveiled on Monday to commemorate the completion of the project, which started out as a barren piece of land in the area next to Millside in Peterculter. It was a joint venture between the city council and community group Culter in Bloom.

The area was gifted to the council by Barratt Homes and the idea for the orchard was put forward by the community organisation.

After the land was cleared up, 25 fruit trees and 50 soft fruit shrubs were planted last year with the help of local residents and the authority’s Volunteer Rangers team, but dozens more have since been added to the green space.