Pupils help to plant lasting legacy for Anster

Growing legacy: The children from Anstruther Primary School took part in the tree planting
Growing legacy: The children from Anstruther Primary School took part in the tree planting

Children from Anstruther Primary School grabbed their spades earlier this month to help plant a new mini orchard at Bankie Park as part of the town’s Edible Routes and Bankie Park Development projects.

The mini orchard now forms part of the ongoing Bankie Park redevelopment that has seen a huge increase in park users of all ages and is still ongoing as more features continue to be installed over the winter.

Funded by the Tree Council’s Orchard windfall grant and the ENofF Round Table, the planting of the 12 apple trees at Bankie Park will also make a second link to the edible routeway through the town that is being progressed by members of Anstruther and District Allotments Association with the support of Fife Council, local residents, schools, businesses and community groups.

The edible route project began in March 2014 with the planting of 16 fruit trees by the community at Dreelside Park, which had previously lost many trees due to storm damage.

A further mini orchard was planted at Queens Garden Park on by local residents and members of the Anstruther and District Allotments association.