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Gardening Scotland Success

Gardening Scotland success

A group of North Berwick High School pupils have won a Silver Award at this year’s Gardening Scotland for designing and building a ‘Bee friendly’ show garden. This garden was part of a student competition run by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) to make a front garden for biodiversity. The garden was built by Cera Gemmell, JoJo Gormley, Chloe Harkness and Onno Sharp and was based on designs by Heather Fortune, Cera Gemmell and Chloe Harkness and a plant list by Ellen Clarke.  Many thanks to Nick Parker in CDT for turning unwanted pieces of wood into attractive planters and a fantastic bug hotel, Mrs Bloomfield for driving the minibus and helping us set up and our RHS skilled volunteer Rosie Oberlander for helping in our trial setting up of the garden.

The garden will be set up in the Canteen courtyard and will be available for viewing 6.30 -7pm on the day of the school WII Cabaret (Wednesday 14 June). Last year’s Gold Award-winning garden is now permanently planted in the Social Area courtyard – please contact Dr McKendrick if you would like to view this as well.

Our pupils are all in S2-4, so to win a silver award in a competition aimed at horticultural students, many of whom will be making a career of garden design, is a great achievement. It is a beautiful garden and the public response to it was very positive.  Well done to them all!

Dr McKendrick

Police Scotland – Message to Communities


Message from Assistant Chief Constable Steve Johnson

Police Scotland stands with our colleagues and the communities of London following the terrorist attack on Saturday 3 June 2017. This comes soon after the attack in Manchester, and other recent attacks abroad. Our thoughts are with everyone who has been affected by these events. We will provide any assistance necessary to the Metropolitan Police Service. Continue reading Police Scotland – Message to Communities