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Hello members

We extend a warm welcome to the following new members who have joined since the last newsletter was published, with more new members to welcome in the next Newsletter!

Hans Saderberg - S-Plant in Sweden
Graziano Greco - Student at SRUC Rural College
Thanasis Tsampazis -  Agricultural and forestry - Thessaloniki, Greece
Hazel France - Student at SRUC
Rory Shiell - Student at SRUC
Nicholas Craven - Student at SRUC
Paul White - Student at SRUC
Daniel Hulson - Student at SRUC
Bradley Bingham - Trainee at Professional Gardeners Guild
Thomas Sheridan - Kildare, Ireland
Corrie Crawford - Student at SRUC Edinburgh

Tim Lawrance-Owen writes about his observations from his most recent trip to Tanzania!

Tim's hosts at Sokoine University Nursery, Tanzania

Tim describes his fifth trip to Tanzania and would like to share with you here.  This account makes for an interesting read.

Tuesday 28 February - course now sold out!

Propagation Workshop  -  Budding and Grafting - Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh

Whip and Side Veneer Grafting and Chip Budding will be practiced at this workshop, plus reviewing the reasons for using different grafting techniques.  Peter MacDonald (Vice-President of IPPS) and Andrew Lear are the facilitators for this event, who will no doubt, report back on how this event went and update with images.

Further SGC meetings

A visit to the Hepworth Brewery Tour is being arranged for March plus a visit to the Plumpton Winery Centre in October.  Details of both will be made available nearer the time.

2 July 2017

2017 European Region International Tour

The  2017 International Conference planning and arrangements are developing well.  The full Itinerary and Booking Form are now both available.
Please contact Graham Bryant or Nina Mills for further information, membership details and any other general queries via email:


Thursday  20 July 2017 - Scottish Area Meeting

Visit to Cheviot Trees Nursery and Pentland Plant Trials

Cheviot Trees are one of Europe’s largest and most experienced producers of cell grown trees.  Established for over 25 years, they grow a diverse range of trees, shrubs, conifers and wetland plants from a wide selection of seed sources.  More details here.  Booking forms will be available soon.

2017 Membership Subscription Renewal  -  Important Notice

All members will shortly receive a notification email from the International Board, advising that IPPS Memberships will expire on 01.01.2017. All IPPS regions are now managed by the International Board, hence the new website.  Should you experience difficulties, please email Graham or Nina at

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