Burray & South Ronaldsay Garden Club visit

Six members of the Burray & South Ronaldsay Garden Club came through to Stromness on May 30th to visit the Community Garden. Two of the Stromness trustees (Kate and Ian) gave them a tour, explained some of the history and talked about what’s planned. Our turf windbreaks caught their eyes, as did the first of … Continue reading

Accounts audited and accepted

As a SCIO (Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation), Stromness Community Garden has to report annually on its activities and financial situation to the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator, or OSCR as it’s more fondly known. The 2014–2015 accounts were presented at the AGM in February. Scholes subsequently audited them. They have now been submitted to … Continue reading

Trustees’ meeting May 17th

The Garden trustees opted for a new venue for their latest bi-monthly meeting on May 17th. Wheelbarrows, a fishbox, ladders, timbers and a few chairs too were pressed into service to turn the polytunnel into a temporary meeting room for eight folk. (We’re gardeners, after all, not accountants.) The main discussion points were: How to … Continue reading

Polytunnel goes under cover

Looking inside half-built polytunnel from west

Quick post to deliver the great news that in much kinder weather than before, the polytunnel skin is now in place. Today’s calm sunshine meant a handful of folk – guided as before by Bob Nelson – were able to get the plastic sheet over the frame in just minutes. In fact some of the … Continue reading