Update from the Planet Friendly Buchlyvie event -Saturday 30th September

The Eco congregation working group of Buchlyvie and Gartmore Parish Churches was a key part in the organisation and running of the joint Eco event held in Buchlyvie Village Hall in conjunction with the Macmillan coffee morning on Saturday 30th September.

We were delighted with the great turnout and from feedback received on the day we were pleased to hear that holding the 2 events together was well received. There was a real buzz in the Village Hall. The Macmillan coffee morning raised over £800 and there were many interesting conversations going on as people engaged with the varied Planet Friendly information stalls around the Hall. Local producers and organisations were able to showcase their food and activities. Over a 1,000 bulbs were planted in the Village leaving a legacy of the day. The organised tours to Upper Ballaird Farm Coop were fully booked and many more people are now aware of where they can buy local vegetables and flowers. The wood fired pizzas made by FEL Scotland staff went down a storm! Thanks to all the partners, stall holders and volunteers who made it such a successful event.

Organisers Margaret Sparkes and Tricia Cumming