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2022 Events

Plum Markets

The Plum Markets will be held on August 27th and September 3rd in St Katharine's Court off Newburgh High Street, opening at 9.30.

Plums, Home made jams and chutneys for sale. Supply of plums is expected to be limited.

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Community Orchard

In early 2004, pupils from Newburgh Primary School planted eighty-four trees to create a new community orchard with support from members of the Newburgh Orchard Group. 

The new orchard includes six different types of eating and cooking apples, for example ‘Charles Ross’, ‘James Grieve’ and ‘Bramley Seedling’. It also contains varieties of pear, plum, damson, cherry and medlar. Some of the trees  are unusual varieties but all are known to thrive in the area and are now part of a new generation of orchard planting.

The site is owned by Fife Council and the Fire Station  who were granted consent to plant the orchard on ground under its management. Fife Council’s Development Services helped by providing trees and assistance. Seats of rustic design were created by two students from Elmwood College; both are residents of Newburgh.

The orchard was opened officially on October 8th 2004, with an address by Councillor Andrew Arbuckle and a procession of school children dressed as Benedictine monks, to commemorate the 800-year old heritage of tree planting begun by Lindores Abbey. Click here for photo’s of the day

In March 2009, several trees were replaced, which had died through damage or natural causes.   These trees were donated by the Fife Ranger. For photos of the tree replanting,click here.

In March 2013 an Information and Notice Board was installed, part funded by Forestry Commission Scotland and Fife Council Area Budget.  For photos of the Information panel click here