• Kenneth Gibson MSP

Help the Bees and Other Invertebrates thrive


On Wednesday, Kenneth caught up with Repollinate in the Holyrood Garden.

Iain Millar and his wife Suzie set up the charity to help reverse the decline in pollinators across Scotland and the UK.

Ecologist Nick Trull was also present to promote the wonderful guide he and his sister Alice produced: ‘Bottom Up Wildlife Gardening’. The guide contains 10 simple ideas to help maximise the value of your garden for invertebrates, such as avoiding the use of pesticides, creating compost heaps and more.

Kenneth said:

“Bees and other invertebrates are crucial to the wellbeing of any garden or wildflower meadow. They give us so much it is incumbent upon us to help create environments where they can thrive.

“This can be as simple as installing a ‘bee hotel’ or wood pile, or simply refraining from overmanicuring your garden and just letting nature run its course a bit more.

“Individuals, local authorities and community groups can all play a part in this if they want to.”

Please visit repollinate.org.uk or contact board@repollinate.org.uk for more information or to obtain a copy of the booklet.

Interestingly, the honey consumed at Holyrood comes from the bees that live in its garden hives.

ENDS