Crailing Community Orchard is a group of old apple, pear and plums varieties that once belonged to Crailing Hall, near Jedburgh. The land belongs to Lothian Estates with a 25 year management agreement between the estate and Borders Forest Trust. The site is one of the most recent community projects being managed from 2005. Local tree wardens provisionally look after the site but the local community have helped with pruning and hedge planting.
The long term vision is to establish a working orchard and conserve the old varieties found within the Borders. The orchard is 0.4 Hectare and is in need of scrub control. Volunteers are always welcome. Visit the Crailing Community Orchard facebook page for further information https://www.facebook.com/crailingcommunityorchard/
The Crailing Rideout is an annual event which forms part of the Jedburgh Callants Festival. The Callant lays a wreath at the war memorial before being presented with a quaich, by a representative of the Community Council on behalf of local residents, in recognition of the honour that has been bestowed upon him. He and his entourage then continue on their way to Nisbet for a refreshment stop.
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