In an exciting new project Historic Environment Scotland has teamed up with Regenerate Our Green Space to plant native wildflowers in the grounds of the historic Cathedral in the village of Fortrose. 

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The project took its first steps in October when Yellow Rattle ( Rhinanthus minor) seeds were scattered in designated areas of the cathedral grounds. The plants are native to Scotland and will add an attractive splash of colour to the area around the cathedral. The cathedral is popular with visitors and the flowers will add to their visitor experience as well as benefit wildlife. This initial planting will be followed by adding other native wildflowers to the mix.

The flowers will attract pollinating insects and other wildlife to the grounds of the beautiful red sandstone cathedral at the heart of the village. 

Regenerate Our Green Space are grateful for the support of Historic Environment Scotland in taking forward this exciting project. The group hope to this will be one of many projects which will benefit wildlife and the local community.

John Fountain, District Visitor and Community Manager, Highlands and Western Isles said

Historic  Environment Scotland is pleased to be working with Regenerate Our Green Space and the Fortrose and Rosemarkie community on this initiative in support of the regeneration of green spaces for community and environmental benefit.”

Paul Dungey who has led on the project for ROGS said:

“We are very grateful to John and his team, for supporting this nature friendly initiative, which harmoniously blends our green spaces with our cultural heritage “.

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