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Randall MacLennan

Some sad news.

We’re sorry to announce the passing on 31 October of another long-serving plotter. Randall (Plot 94B) took on plot 94 in 1989 but for several years before that he helped his father-in law Norman McLeod who held the plot. Randall was kind-hearted, loved the outdoors and had a soft spot for all birds and animals many of whom he rescued when they were hurt or in distress.


He grew some fine produce in his time and when I had just started plotting I would occasionally come across a bag of quality carrots and the like hanging on the handle of our front door. Perhaps it made me a little jealous but it inspired me to emulate his example. He was 77 and latterly suffered from a very aggressive form of Alzheimer’s.


Frank Laird

Sadly our longest serving plotter Frank Laird passed away on Tuesday 19th July. Frank started at Garthdee allotments in 1968 on Plot 26. Frank was well respected at the allotment and always had a friendly greeting for other plotters. As you might guess he accumulated a lot of helpful information regarding growing vegetables which he readily shared with other plotters. Our sympathies go to his wife Peggy and family.

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Man at work!

Thanks to Vinny and Anne for passing on this excellent shot of a hard-at-work Stuart.

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Any guesses as to what he is about to plant?

Mine is bigger than yours


To break with the spell of dreich weather of the last week we decided to amuse our readers with some of our members’ prowess at growing carrots.


4ft and 6in nonetheless, good effort!



Now that the long dark days are fast approaching perhaps it’s a good time to roam through your files and share your photographs with the community.  Please send your entries to “pozaicer” [at] “yahoo” dot “com”.


GFAA invitation to the General Meeting on 28/08/13

Dear all,

We would like to invite you to the Garthdee Fields Allotments Association General Meeting.

The General Meeting will take place at the RGU Garthdee Campus on Wednesday the 28th of August at 7.30pm.

Agenda and room for the meeting will be circulated next week.

We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible.
Best wishes,

The GFAA Committee

Second BBQ at Garthdee (GFAA), on a Sunny Saturday

Some photographs from the second annual BBQ by the Garthdee Fields Allotments Association.  The event was greatly helped by clear blue skies, scorching hot sunshine and plenty of food.  If this wasn’t enough the GFAA held a raffle!


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