October 1, 2010 - March 31, 2011

Mapping the Orchards of Central Scotland

Community Growing, Woodland Creation
CSGN Development Fund
Lead Partners:
Crispin Hayes Associates

Project background

Crispin Hayes Associates received £18,351 for digitally Mapping the Orchards of Central Scotland to inform the development of future proposals for new orchard planting and orchard maintenance. The project involved making contact with local people and networks to obtain information on orchard locations; accessing and making use of existing datasets to create a new dataset which was then put online; and the encouragement of users to the website to provide feedback on the map. The project has demonstrated that there is a low level of awareness of orchards particularly in local authorities; for example, few have specific policies to support orchards. It is anticipated that further work will be required to complete the dataset (Manifest of Orchards) and encourage greater public engagement. A host for the dataset is being explored.

Funding Details:

Year Fund Value
2010 CSGN Development Fund 25,000