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for Beechgrove Garden
BATHED in sunshine, Stranraer's Gardens of Friendship made
the perfect setting as filming began for the BBC's Beechgrove
Garden last Thursday morning.
the time the television crew were finishing off the following
day, the brollies were out - but the spirits of all involved
in the project were anything but damp.
large crowd gathered on the Friday afternoon to watch as Stranraer
centenarian Isabella Fidler, accompanied by local man of many
talents Donnie Nelson, cut the ribbon to officially declare
the refurbished gardens open.
marked the culmination of many months of effort by a large
group of people to transform the gardens into the showpiece
they have now become.
The Beechgrove adventure all started months ago when one of
the Friends of the Garden - the group who help look after
the site - contacted the BBC.
Ross, who lives in Stranraer's Royal Avenue, wrote off in
the hope that the Beechgrove team could be tempted to make
the long journey from their Aberdeen base to the South-West.
were immediately impressed by what they heard and thought
that the Gardens of Friendship tied in perfectly with the
community gardens series they were planning.