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What is whapples?

whapples is a community orchard run by pupils who have volunteered to be part of this project.

whapples - About Us

whapples is a community orchard run by pupils who have volunteered to be part of this project.

The board is made up of pupils, staff and business advisors:

Our dedicated pupils detailed below, work very hard and give up their time to come up with ideas thus continuing to improve the enterprise.

  • S1 - Ewan Robertson and Gregor Hiddleston
  • S2 - Annabelle Guthrie and Bethany Krease
  • S2 to S3 - Molly Kitson and Mia Osborne
  • S3 to S4 - Cameron Wood and Lucy Doig
  • S4 to S5 - Ian Carlisle and Ben Wicks
  • S5 - Alisha Flannighan and Sarah Kerr
  • S6 - Adam Johnstone and Fae Treadaway


Below are school staff members who are also involved in the enterprise. These volunteer teachers have experience in running successful enterprises.

  • Jamie Pape
  • Grahame Arrowsmith
  • Peter Harrison

  • Jean Turner - Administrator
  • Anne Marie Wood
  • Leanne Peoples

Our business advisors, as detailed below have excellent links within the local business community furthermore advising us on our business plan and providing us with vital information to ensure this enterprise will be a success.

  • Emily Mason
  • Amanda Hannah
  • Richard Gauld
  • Andrew Wood


Queensberry Initiative supporters have important links with Queensberry Estate which has been vital in securing the land essential for whapples.

During this project apples and soft fruits will be grown; these will then be sold in a variety of ways to the local community. This will provide customers with a food product that has low food miles and has been produced in an eco-friendly environment.