WINTER WONDERLAND

WINTER WONDERLAND

A rest for the gardener Now, at last, the gardener can rest a while in the dark days of winter as the year’s end approaches and the New Year lies on the horizon. Gardens that months ago were brimming with a heavy crop of fruit and vegetables long since harvested, now...
MAKING BOREDOM HISTORY

MAKING BOREDOM HISTORY

It’s been a year like no other, but Bannockburn House History group have busted boredom in lockdown with their regular Monday online meets.  History volunteer Helen Rudland said: “When lockdown happened in March 2020 we switched to Zoom...
HOGMANAY TRADITIONS

HOGMANAY TRADITIONS

History group volunteer Anne Monaghan discusses Hogmanay traditions as we wave goodbye to 2020 and look forward to 2021:   Who remembers when Hogmanay involved “First Footing” and all the preparations done before that First Foot could be welcomed in? Nowadays...
NURSERY IS ON THE RIGHT TRACK

NURSERY IS ON THE RIGHT TRACK

Bannockburn House Trust has gifted a train planter to local tots to help teach them about growing their own food and plants. The quirky garden gift will be used by the team at Bannockburn Nursery in their outdoor lessons. Ross Caldwell, Events Manager and Volunteer...
Are the Fairies ‘Singin’ in the Rain’?

Are the Fairies ‘Singin’ in the Rain’?

Unusually, for early June it has been raining a lot recently but when out and about, it seems to me that many of our wild animals don’t seem to mind this too much and some creatures and plants positively thrive in the damp, cooler weather. I have watched on an almost...
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