This is a ‘part two’ from Agent John in Fife, having reported his DD finds – here – and this completes our current Scottish monkey puzzle trees, for now, with additions in postcode areas, AB, DG, KW, KY and PH. And here they are:
AB5, Robert Gordons University in Aberdeen.
DG2 to DG41, a lovely avenue of 40 trees at Castle Kennedy.
John tells me they grow monkey puzzle trees at Castle Kennedy and he purchased one which he donated to Ninewells Hospital, but sadly it was stolen.
DG42, Leswalt Road, Stranraer.
DG43, Stair Park bandstand, Stranraer. Just noticed this in in fact two trees, so DG45 as well. (Second tree just visible to the right).
Moving further north, I was delighted to receive recently our first tree in Orkney, KW1, in Orphir, sent by Janice Edwards, and pictured here with Ian.
John has also been told of a more northerly monkey in Brae, which is on Shetland, and is in postcode area ZE. (I always wondered why they used ZE for Shetland?). So, if you’re reading this and you’re in Brae, and know the tree, we’d appreciate a photograph! Thanks.
And KY3 on the A92, on the northbound carriageway just south of the New Inn roundabout:
Moving over into Perth, the first tree there was sent by Janice Edwards (of KW1), and this is a lovely tree in Spean Bridge, PH1:
John has added a further 13 trees in PH.
PH2, Tullybaccart, Coupar Angus.
PH6 and PH7, a lovely pair on Blairgowrie Road.
PH8, Crieff Road.
PH9 and PH10, another lovely pair in Taymont Terrace.
PH11, Campsie Hill near Scone.
PH12, Mains of Keithick, Burrelton.
PH13, The Peel, Tibbermore, Perthshire.
PH14, Glendevon Farm, A9 Perth.
Interestingly all the PH trees, so far, are very fine mature specimens…. as you can see from their thumbnails sorted in the catalogue. I wonder if that will continue?
So, thanks to everyone for your finds, and especially to John Young in Fife, that’s 125 trees in Scotland from John. The ‘John Young’ collection will be completed with his trees from Lancashire, coming shortly.
This ‘Monkey Map’ project is a personal project and the work of me, Sarah Horton. I am helped by my task of cataloguing all monkeys by keen monkey puzzle hunters who also do this in their free time. It is a work of personal passion and brings me great joy. Thank you everyone for your support.