Jun 13 2019

Drummond Castle, ancient trees and a picnic for Volunteers’ Week

As an opportunity to thank our Scotland volunteers in Volunteers’ Week we ran an ancient tree recording day at Drummond Castle near Comrie in Perthshire.


23 volunteers attended and it was a real treat of a day; massive oaks, Sequoias and sweet chestnuts, as well as the stunning gardens!  We recorded well over one hundred trees for the Ancient Tree Inventory.


The photos tell the story best, so here are some of the many taken on the day!



One of the massive sweet chestnuts. We think we may have found a county champion!


What a team!





The picnic was spectacular, and all local, sustainable food!


The trees were incredible; many covered in massive burrs all the way up the trunk.


The weather was kind with sunshine and only a couple of showers, and after all the ground covered in the parkland the wonderful picnic was very welcome indeed!


This event was a repeat of last year’s, and there are still plenty of trees to record there so look out for ‘Drummond 3’ in 2020!


Matilda Scharsach

Scotland Volunteer Development Officer







  • JudithDobson

    Thanks for organising another great event for WT volunteers Matilda. We had a great time and are looking forward to Drummond 3 already.

    June 13, 2019 at 6:47 pm
  • Judy Dowling

    It truly was another great day at Drummond castle! -a homogeneous group of tree lovers, sunshine (mostly), fabulous trees -and a scrumptious lunch! A very BIG thank you, Matilda, for organising it all. Oh, and a rare caterpillar made it for the day too -we found a lime hawk moth caterpillar on one of the limes my group did; they haven’t been recorded this far north and east, that we know of….here’s to Drummond 3!

    June 13, 2019 at 7:35 pm

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