Jubilee 'avenue of trees' planted

Queen's Jubilee trees

Provost Debbi McCall did the honours by helping plant the final beech sapling along Midlothian Council’s ‘avenue of trees’ to mark the late Queen’s Jubilee.

A helping hand

On hand to help her were office manager Nicola McEwan and operations manager Kate Hanratty of local electronics firm and sponsor, Findlay Irvine.

On Rullion Road

A total of 24 beech trees were planted during Phase II of the project on Rullion Road, Penicuik.

Two phases

The council’s landscaping team planted 16 cherry trees on the stretch of communal grass during Phase I in April 2022.

Enjoyed by generations

Cllr McCall said: “It’s wonderful to think in years to come these trees will mature and be enjoyed by many more generations of local people.  

Thanks to sponsors

“A huge thanks to Findlay Irvine for their generous donation to improve our local open spaces.”

Staff suggestion

Findlay Irvine donated £5,000 to the project and the idea for the donation was put forward by a member of staff.

Donated the money

When the firm could not celebrate its 60th birthday during lockdown in 2020, the staff member suggested donating the money saved to plant trees for local residents to enjoy.

In the picture

The provost, Nicola and Kate were joined by staff from the council’s landscaping team and are pictured from left to right: Fraser Richardson, Provost Debbi McCall, Colin Keith, Stewart Hamilton, Gordon Slater, Nicola McEwan, in front and Kate Hanratty.


17 Mar 2023