Allotments opened to Kelso gardeners

His Grace the Duke of Roxburghe plants a blueberry bush to mark the official opening of the Kelso Allotments with the help of Matty and Lewis Fleming. looking on from left are Norman Anderson, kelso allotments society treasurer, Jim Fleming, society secretary and Christine Henderson, chairperson.
His Grace the Duke of Roxburghe plants a blueberry bush to mark the official opening of the Kelso Allotments with the help of Matty and Lewis Fleming. looking on from left are Norman Anderson, kelso allotments society treasurer, Jim Fleming, society secretary and Christine Henderson, chairperson.

The Duke of Roxburghe, pictured second from left, planted a blueberry bush last week to mark the official opening of new allotments on the outskirts of Kelso, with the help of Matty and Lewis Fleming.

Representatives of the Kelso Allotments Society, from left, Norman Anderson, Jim Fleming and Christine Henderson also attended.

Around 60 plots have been leased to the society for 10 years, with some set aside for young people to encourage them into horticulture.