Bloomin’ Marvellous!

Bloomin’ Marvellous!

Spring Blossom never ceases to amaze me. The fact that huge, sturdy, solid trees can create something so delicate, fragile and perfect as their blossom is one of the wonders of the natural world. Cherry Blossom or ‘Sakura’ is the national flower of Japan. There,...
The Apiary In Spring

The Apiary In Spring

The unseasonably warm weather this weekend meant we were able to do an early spring check on the colonies at the apiary.  In three of the four hives the queens are laying well with an excellent early spring build up. Hopefully this will translate into a large...
Spring is here

Spring is here

March is proving to be a sunny month this year and what a difference some sunshine can make. We are getting stuck into the lengthy job of preparing the soil beds in the newly laid out ‘Enclosed Garden’. The winter mud is gradually drying out and, thankfully, the soil...
Visit from MP and MSP to Bannockburn House

Visit from MP and MSP to Bannockburn House

On Friday 4th March Bannockburn House had the pleasure of hosting MP Alyn Smith, MSP Evelyn Tweed and Cllr Alasdair MacPherson to discuss our plans.   We briefly discussed our recent achievements from our huge volunteer led gardening, construction and wall work...
Every Picture Tells A Story

Every Picture Tells A Story

Throughout the country our museums and galleries are full of paintings showing different aspects of life through the centuries. But how often do we look really closely at these paintings and wonder about the lives of those captured by the artist.   A volunteer at...
Wedding Awards Recognition

Wedding Awards Recognition

Bannockburn House was recently named as a finalist for Most Romantic Wedding Venue at this year’s Scottish Wedding Awards. Three members of the team attended The Marriot Hotel in Glasgow to represent the Trust on the 23 February in their finery for the prestigious...
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