The Glebe, Carmunnock

24 March 2013

Eadha Enterprises was delighted to be invited by Carmunnock Preservation Society to plant three aspen trees at The Glebe, in the village.  

Carmunnock is a beautiful conservation village lying just to the south of Glasgow and is known as “the only village in Glasgow”.

The Glebe is the Scots name for the church minister’s portion of land which was assigned in addition to the stipend or salary. Rural ministers were, therefore practicing farmers on a small scale. The Minister would have kept a horse as his means of transport around the Parish and possibly two cows for the benefit of his family. This would have necessitated the employment of a servant to produce crops and look after the cows.

The Glebe was purchased from the Church of Scotland in 1964 by Carmunnock Preservation Society. It is a permanent village amenity of tree-
lined open space used in the summer months for the grazing of cattle.

Eadha selected three different clones from their collection, all originating from the West of Scotland:

Ardmore Point Clone

Feoch Meadows Clone

Loch Libo Clone

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