15 October 2019

Community event to showcase Banff Vinery plans

Following the award of £242,832 from the Scottish Government Town Centre Fund in May to kickstart the project, the next step was to appoint an operator and architects to help shape this first stage process.

Community consultation undertaken last year identified the preferred use for the buildings as a ‘community garden and horticultural skills base’ which was closely followed in votes by a ‘community kitchen and café’.

It is now hoped that careful development of the site will enable both suggested options to be incorporated in the final design.

The open day on Saturday, October 26 will run from from 11am to 3pm. 

Banff Town Centre Project Officer Debbie Robertson explained: “We are holding a community event in the gardens of the Vinery to give residents the opportunity to take a look at the plans for the new development, meet the new operator and the architects and share their stories about the Vinery gardens, greenhouse and bothy.

“There will also be activities for all ages to try including yoga, reflexology, a smoothie bike, seed collections and plant demonstrations. Children can also learn some ‘fun fruity facts’ and hunt round the gardens on our frighteningly fantastic fruit and veg trail. There might even be a spooky treat at the end!”

Visitors to the Vinery can also enjoy homemade soup, teas, coffees, hot chocolate and traybakes, while information on other projects in the area will also be available.

For more information contact Debbie Robertson on 01467 539073 or visit the ‘Banff and Macduff: Focusing on the Future’ Facebook page.