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The Isle of Whithorn in Bloom

Lyn Kiltie is keen on setting up an informal gardening group to keep the Isle blooming.If interested, ring her on 01988. 500075.

We wish Lyn every success and look forward to again having an abundance of colour round the village.


This is what we have been missing :-

Buddleia and Red Admiral ButterflyThe Isle in Bloom project started in the Spring of 2002 - its objective: to promote the village with the creation of attractive floral and landscaped features, notably the public areas that tend to be ubiquitous grass patches or roadside verges that get routine mowing by the local council.

Flower decorations at the Isle of WhithornGetting things to grow in a location that is next to the sea is a challenge, making sure they survive (even though the climate is incredibly mild here thanks to the Gulf Stream) into the following season is another!

Small volunteer working parties have been clearing seaweed from the daffodils by the harbour wall; repainting the Cairn and part of the harbour wall; cleaning the burn; trimming and clearing rough grass in the playground area, and clearing grass verges ready for planting.

Planters, strategically located, including one in the form of an old dinghy. Isle in Bloom is grateful to donations of plants from many villagers, as well as Cotland Nursery at Wigtown, Soleburn Nursery near Stranraer and some generous sponsorship from Whitbread Action Earth.

Hanging Flower Baskets at the Isle of WhithornMany people have welcomed the improved appearance in the Village, and the Committee would like to progress on this next year. However, Committee does have a major problem in this aim. In order to achieve any further improvements they must have more active volunteers.

Please will you help? Just a few hours of your time on one particular project or perhaps a spot of watering throughout the Summer would be of great assistance.

For further details contact Marion Sunderland

Telephone 01988 500 337

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