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Harestanes Visitor Centre

Apples will be on the menu in more ways than one at Harestanes Visitor Centre on October 9

Revel in autumn’s bounty at Harestanes Visitor Centre’s annual Apple Day extravangaza in The Scottish Borders on October 9.

This free family day out celebrates the humble fruit in all its guises with juice tastings and expert advice alongside sales of apples and trees. Organically reared meat, cheeses and bread will also be on sale and there will be children’s activities and a live band to add to the party atmosphere.

The event is being hosted by Borders Organic Gardeners, an organisation with more than 450 members in Scotland and England, and the Scottish Borders Council.

Harestanes Centre Manager, Michael Scott, said: “For me, one of the highlights of Apple Day is seeing the fruit of over 150 different apple varieties laid out together, all sourced locally by apple expert Alec West from Leitholm.

“Visually, it’s quite overwhelming – the range of colours, shapes and sizes is a real surprise. Alec’s tremendous collection of apples helps visitors to identify their own fruit and often leads to the discovery of previously unknown varieties from the local area”.

Apple Day runs between 11am-3.30pm and is at Harestanes Visitor Centre, Ancrum, near Jedburgh.

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