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Danderhall and District Guerilla Gardeners

  • Submitted by: Colin Beattie, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party.
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 18 April 2024
  • Motion reference: S6M-12895

That the Parliament congratulates Danderhall and District Guerrilla Gardeners on securing a plot of derelict ground from Midlothian Council: understands that the site, situated behind shops, will be turned into a woodland garden and community space; notes that the group is working with the Woodland Trust Scotland as part of its project to plant thousands of trees across the country; further notes that the volunteer group formed during lockdown to represent its local community; welcomes the news that the group has signed an agreement with the local authority to take over maintenance of public spaces so that they are not sprayed with toxic chemicals; congratulates the group on winning a prestigious award from the Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society in the summer for one of its children’s projects, and thanks the group for its ongoing hard work and commitment to the community.

Supported by: Karen Adam, Clare Adamson, Jeremy Balfour, Miles Briggs, Stephanie Callaghan, Sharon Dowey, Jackie Dunbar, Annabelle Ewing, Kenneth Gibson, Bill Kidd, Fulton MacGregor, Stuart McMillan, Audrey Nicoll, Kevin Stewart, Paul Sweeney, Evelyn Tweed, Elena Whitham