Scottish Apple Days

A photo of baskets filled with apples and people gathered around an apple press

LAST UPDATED: 29 Sep 2016

We are entering a rather exciting time of the year for the orchard community. Over September and October there is lots to harvest and even more to celebrate! We thought we’d make it easier for everyone to get involved by collecting information on Apple Days and related harvest celebrations around Scotland.

Our lovely new volunteer, Lesley Anderson, has started collecting the information last week and below we provide a summary of what she’s collated to date. We know that the list barely scratches the surface of what’s out there so please contact Kaska on animateur@scotlandthefruit.org.uk to make sure that your event is included.

It is so great to see so much celebration gathering momentum around Scottish orchards! We will be joining in at the Fruit Festival in Perth on the 8th of October so please come and say hello!

If you happen to be south of the border, People’s Trust for Endangered Species has what looks like a very comprehensive list of Apple Days for England and Wales here.

 

Date Town -Area Event name Organisation Link to event info
10-Sep-2016 Dunkeld – Perthshire Big Apple Day Dunkeld and Burnam Community Orchard Click here for more info
14-Sep-2016 Edinburgh Holyrood Apple Day Scottish Fruit Trees Click here for more info
17-Sep-2016 Carnoustie – Angus Barry Mill Apple Day Barry Mill Click here for more info
17-Sep-2016 Bo’ness -Falkirk Roman in The Orchard – Family Fun Afternoon Forth Enviroment Link/ Friends of Kinneil Orchard Group Click here for more info
17-Sep-2016 Resolis -Black Isle Apple Juicing at Resolis Country Show Transition Black Isle Click here for more info
17-Sep-2016 North Kessock -Black Isle Apple Juicing at North Kessock Market Transition Black Isle Click here for more info
24-Sep-2016 Pitmedden – Aberdeenshire Apples & Cornkisters National Trust For Scotland Click here for more info
24-Sep-2016 North Kessock -Black Isle Apple Juicing at North Kessock Market Transition Black Isle Click here for more info
25-Sep-2016 Resolis -Black Isle Grow North Workshop: Fruit care Transition Black Isle Click here for more info
25-Sep-2016 Rosyth – Fife Apple pressing at the Rosyth Market EATS Rosyth Click here for more info
25-Sep-2016 Buckhaven, Fife Open Day and Apple Pressing CLEAR Buckhaven Click here for more info
1-Oct-2016 Newburgh – Fife Apple Market Newburgh Orchard Group Click here for more info
1-Oct-2016 Fochabers – Moray Apple & Chilli Day Gordon Castle Walled Garden Click here for more info
1-Oct-2016 Forres – Moray Harvest Festival Newbold Trust Click here for more info
1-Oct-2016 Crossford – South Lanarkshire Clyde Valley Fruit Day Clyde Valley Orchard Cooperative and Clyde and Avon Valley Landscape Partnership Click here for more info
2-Oct-2016 Edinburgh Apple Day Royal Botanic Garden with the Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society Click here for more info
tbc October Newburgh – Fife Apple Day Newburgh Orchard Group Click here for more info (details to be confirmed)
5-Oct-2016 Cyrenian’s Farm, Kirknewton- West Lothian If Life Gives You Apples…celebrating apples and how they can generate income Growing Together Click here for more info
8-Oct-2016 Haddington East Lothian Amisfield Garden Apple day Amisfield Walled Garden Click for more info here
8-Oct-2016 Cromarty -Black Isle Apple Juicing at Cromarty Market Transition Black Isle Click here for more info
8-Oct-2016 Harestanes -Borders Apple Day Borders Organic Gardeners Click here for more info
8-Oct-2016 Perth – Perthshire Fruit Festival Tay Landscape Partnership Click here for more info
8-9-Oct-2016 St Andrews – Fife Autumn Festival St Andrews Botanic Garden Click here for more info
9-Oct-2016 Harestanes – Borders Apple Day Borders Organic Gardeners Click here for more info
9-Oct-2016 Comrie – Perthshire Apple Day Comrie Development Trust Click here for more info
12 October 2016 Glasgow Gorbals Apple Day Rose Garden Orchard and Helping Britain Blossom Click here for more info
15-Oct-2016 Coupar-Angus – Angus Apple Pressing Day Forward Coupar Angus and Coupar Angus Food and Growing Projects Click here for more info
15-Oct-2016 Culbokie – Black Isle Apple Juicing at Ferintosh Market Transition Black Isle Click here for more info
15-Oct-2016 Coldstream – Scottish Borders Garden Cottage Open Day Red Shed Nursery Click here for more info
15-Oct-2016 Livingston -West Lothian Apple Day at Bellsquarry Wood Woodlland Trust Click here for more info
15-Oct-2016 Tayport – Fife Ferryport Fruitfest PLANT and Tayport Community Trust Click here for more info
15-Oct-2016 Kirckaldy – Fife Apple Day at Ravenscraig Walled Garden Greener Kirckaldy Click here for more info
22-Oct-2016 Dundee Community Harvest Dundee Urban Orchards and Dundee Botanic Garden Click here for more info
22-Oct-2016 Auldgirth, Dumfries Apple Day Allanton Sanctuary Click here for more info
29-Oct-2016 Whitecross -West Lothian Apple Army – Orchard Celebration Falkirk Community Trust Click here for more info
29-Oct-2016 North Kessock -Black Isle Apple Juicing at North Kessock Market Transition Black Isle Click here for more info
29-Oct-2016 Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries and Galloway Apple Day Scottish Greens (Dumfries and Galloway) Click here for more info
30-Oct-2016 Edinburgh Family Apple Day at Green Hub, Inverleith Park New Caledonian Woodlands Click here for more info
30-Oct-2016 Buckhaven, Fife Open Day: Haloween and Apple Party CLEAR Buckhaven Click here for more info