Monday, 12 November 2012


For the second year we have been classified as "developing" by It's Your Neighbourhood. You can read the full report on a separate page. 
The planting of the long herbaceous borders was highly praised as was the use of rock plants in some of the lairs.  The borders have put on a good show all year despite the miserable summer that played havoc with the annuals. 
A major criticism related to the general upkeep of the cemetery - particularly details like the unsightly litter bins and the overgrown shrubbery at the entrance. Hopefully DCC staff will be in the position to address these problems. 
Meanwhile plans for the Urn Field are well advanced after a disappointing period of delay. Expect more news in January!

Saturday, 4 August 2012

Entrance in July

The two videos show the long borders at the entrance to the Western. The one to the west is the newer and the planting is not complete. Note the Scottish flame flower in the yew hedge at the back.
The noise is the traffic on the Perth Road!

Long Border East

Long Border West

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

It's Your Neighbourhood

For the second year the Western has been assessed as "developing" in the campaign organised by Scotland in Bloom. We scored very well on planting, both of the herbaceous borders at the entrance and the sedum lairs in the upper portion of the cemetery. 

Thursday, 12 July 2012


Both walks were successful and those taking part contibuted quite a bit of new information. In particular we discovered the memorial to the former quarrymaster of Leoch quarry. The quarry was the source of stone for many of Scotland's major buildings such as the Usher Hall and, nearer to hand, the Mills Observatory.

Two new lairs have been planted with sedums and are doing well despite the foxes.

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

This year's walks will start at 10.30 a.m on Tuesday, 12th June. and Thursday 14th June. and last about an hour.
The first walk will be round the "old" lower portion of the cemetery and the second one will concentrate more on the late nineteenth and early twentieth century developments and plans for the future.

The walks are free but numbers are restricted to around 20 this time.