There have been orchards in the middle Clyde Valley for centuries, which have made an important contribution to the cultural and economic wealth of the valley. Orchards are still an important element in the landscape, but they have been in decline since the mid-20th century. They are now in danger or being reduced to fragmented relics.
Find out more about these fascinating places in this report – and how important it is to preserve them. Explore their history, natural heritage value and contribution to the landscape of the Clyde Valley. You’ll also find detailed surveys of the orchards and the owners’ attitudes.
The report is a comprehensive database – a starting point for halting the decline and creating a new environment for the conservation and enhancement of these important places. It will be of interest to anyone with a stake in preserving Scotland’s remaining orchards.
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