The Scottish contingent

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.

DG2 to DG41

DG2 to DG41

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.

 John's donation to Ninewells Hospital

John’s donation to Ninewells Hospital

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).

DG43

DG43 and DG45

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.

KW1

KW1 from Janice Edwards.

John has sent two a bit further south in KW – but still northerly for a monkey – in Golspie, Sutherland. KW2 and KW3.

KW2

KW2

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.

Moving south into Fife, John sent KY1 in Kirkcaldy, and this ‘beauty’ in a pub car park, at St Michael’s Inn, KY2, John tells me that you can see this from the train on the East Coast main line.

KY2

KY2

And KY3 on the A92, on the northbound carriageway just south of the New Inn roundabout:

KW3

KW3

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:

PH1

PH1

John has added a further 13 trees in PH.

PH2, Tullybaccart, Coupar Angus.

PH2

PH2

PH3, PH4 and PH5, at Pictur Castle.

PH5

PH5

PH6 and PH7, a lovely pair on Blairgowrie Road.

PH6 and PH7

PH6 and PH7

PH8, Crieff Road.

PH8

PH8

PH9 and PH10, another lovely pair in Taymont Terrace.

PH9 and PH10

PH9 and PH10

PH11, Campsie Hill  near Scone.

PH11

PH11

PH12, Mains of Keithick, Burrelton.

PH12

PH12

PH13, The Peel, Tibbermore, Perthshire.

PH13

PH13

PH14, Glendevon Farm, A9 Perth.

PH14

PH14

PHInterestingly 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.

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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. 

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