David and Ann McCafferty, Glenaan, Skye of Curr, Dulnain Bridge, Grantown on Spey, Inverness-shire PH26 3PA  turned part of their croft into allotments in 2009.
First David fenced in a field with rabbit & deer proof fencing and rotovated an area for 20 allotments (there is space for 50) and put in a water supply to allow easy watering and also a port-a-loo. Despite the land not being available until May 2009 some keen (and not so keen) gardeners signed up and soon the allotments were a hive of activity with people digging, building raised beds, raking, hoeing and planting.
The very dry weather of May and June 2009 meant watering visits were required on a regular basis to get the seeds germinating and growing however, when normal weather resumed in July, nature provided the watering with man and woman's intervention no longer being required. Since then the allotment holders have enjoyed the exercise, company and more important the bountiful crops produced on their plots.
The competition between "Jungle Juice" & Avon's "Skin so Soft" found an outright winner with the Avon product winning by a mile - just remember to put it on before you leave your vehicle and it keeps the midges at bay. Handy to know that David's wife, Ann, is an Avon Rep!!
Those who signed up and stuck through with the allotments have been rewarded with a bumper crop of fruit and vegetables - onions, tatties, strawberries, leeks, peas, beans, artichokes, spring onions, rocket, lettuce etc. etc.. over the last two years.

View presentation given to the Ward Forum in late Jan 2011

2011 saw the formation of an allotment holders association and a periodic Blog on happenings up at the allotments.

2012 has brought a new growing season, new allotment holders, success in our Awards4all funding application and and the purchase of a new shed and large raised beds for use by association members.

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If anyone is interested in renting a plot please phone us on 01479 851244