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Vegetable growing sessions

A HANDFUL of vegetable plots around Shetland are opening their gates to visitors this coming weekend to promote growing your own food.

Members of Transition Shetland, a group concerned about a future without cheap fuel, have organised “growing sessions” on the west side, north mainland and Tingwall over the weekend of 14 and 15 May.

Anyone interested in growing their own vegetables is welcome to come along.

Transition Shetland member Pete Bevington said: “Before the days of the supermarket people used to grow a lot more of their own food and there seems to be an upsurge of interest in planting again – in schools, in gardens and around the croft.

“We thought it would be good to open up some of the plots that some of us are working on and share the pleasures of growing your own.

“Some of us are experienced growers with lots of information and advice to share, while some of us are fairly new to this and keen to learn new things.”

There will be growing sessions in Sandness, Walls, Clousta, Tingwall, Hillswick and Lunning.

If you are interested please contact:

Penny & Alan, Turriefield, Sandness – 01595 870272 or;
Leigh Evans, Voe House, Walls – 01595 809316 or;
Vic Thomas, Clousta – 01595 810445 or;
Linda & Pete, North Hamarsland,Tingwall (Sunday only) – 01595 840345 or;
Jan and Pete with Nancy Johnson, Lizzie’s Yard, Hillswick -01806 503348 or;
Pia & Hans, The Knowes, Lunning – 01806 577399 or

Daniel Gear, Nesting – 01595 830228 or

More information about Transition Shetland and its growing group can be found at www.transitionshetland, and