Potato Day 2023

 Saturday 4 March
 North Kessock


TBI's Potato Day last Saturday, reverting to its traditional format of a single day event in North Kessock Hall, was a great success.

Ove 400 adults and lots of children came along during the day, and the usual wide range of varieties was available, together with onion sets, seed swap, growing advice, TBI and Highland Community Waste Partnership information, competitions and a cafe.  

The competitions - How many potatoes in the box? and pick the lucky square on the map - were a new feature and very popular, as was the sale of 'tub of tatties' kits for their summer show by committee members of the Black Isle Horticultural Society.  Representatives of a new Easter Ross group Seeds of Scotland manned the popular seed swap stall.

Seed potatoes remaining at the end of the day will be on sale at all of the Black Isle community markets this month, and some will also be made available to local schools which have growing space.

All of us who enjoyed Potato Day owe a debt of thanks to Julie Gibson and the planning team, all the volunteers who helped on the day, and to the supplier and local farmers who donated potatoes for the event.

General view by Dave Greer

'Tub of Tatties' by Black Isle Horticultural Society

Seed Swap by Seeds of Scotland

Talking about reducing waste

Pay desk and cafe

Busy time in the hall





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