Tayport gathers for feast of fruit

Tayport Community Trust and its gardening sub-group PLANT (People Learning About Nature in Tayport) will hold their third annual Ferryport Fruitfest tomorrow.

Following on from a very successful event last year, this year’s Fruitfest takes place in the Gregory Hall from 11am to 4pm.

One of the winning entries from last year’s PLANT poster competition, run in conjunction with Tayport Primary School, is being used to promote this year’s Fruitfest.

As well as sampling some of the huge choice of apple juice available, visitors can also help with making it in a marquee in the Burgh Chambers gardens.

Anyone attending is encouraged to take any surplus apples and pears along. You can bring your own fruit to be juiced for a small donation, but you must provide your own bottles to take it away.

In the Gregory Hall there will be mulled apple juice, tea, coffee and cakes, while staff from recently appointed Glasgow-based Collective Architecture will be on hand to discuss the next phase of Tayport’s Community Hub project. PLANT will have a display showing recent activities and plans by the sub-group.

For the first time, live music will be provided by Tayport Instrumental Band and the Ferryport Fiddlers. An African drumming workshop will be led by members of local group Beatroot. Music performances and workshops start at 1pm.

Renowned story-tellers Sylvia Troon and Robbie Fotheringham will entertain all the family with fun stories and puppet-making. The RSPB’s Sophie Eastwood will have more children’s activities, as well as information about the Sea Eagles now in Fife. The popular Smoothie Bike will be there once again, as well as the Apple Science table, and Apple and Spoon races.

Plants, produce and preserves will be on sale and there will be a raffle.

More details are available at www.TayportCT.org.uk and www.facebook.com/plantgroup.