Community Participation

Adopt a Bed

We are grateful to our volunteers who have chosen to care for beds during the year. They choose their own times to help and any weeds or detritus they lift is collected in bags which FIB will take away for composting.

Wee FIBbees GardenThe Wee FIBbees
Sunken gardenFIB Volunteers
Market GreenBob Davidson
Mosset Rose BedsBarry Ashby
St Laurence ChurchBob Davidson
Drumduan BedSandra Maciver
East EntranceCassieford Crew
Royal British LegionTower View
Bert Logie
Forres Academy
Grant ParkFIB Volunteers
Forres HouseAnderson’s Primary
Museum SquareSandra Maciver
Anderson’s PrimaryGarden Club
Mosset Burn ConservationRivers Trust
War Veterans’ GardenKerry Speed & Tesco Team
Sanquhar Pond Conservation GroupBrian Macdonald and team
Vic RoundaboutVince Lyon
Forres Community Clean UpJoe Pirnie and team

Special thanks to the unseen backroom crew who spend many hours at the nursery and watering throughout the town to keep it all going forward.

Year Round

  • Sunday Squad – A group of 20 dedicated volunteers meet every Sunday
  •  Core Squad – On weekdays volunteers work at the greenhouse and throughout the town
  •  Community Payback – FIB has benefited from help from 20 who chose to complete their hours with us
  •  Anderson’s Primary – The Gardening Club meets throughout the year to maintain the beds in the High
    Street in front of the school
  • Supporting Tesco Community Team recruited by Kerry Speed, Community Champion, to maintain the War Veterans’ Garden
  • Participating in Green Spaces Group
  • Collaborating with Friends of Falconer Museum, Forres Area Community Trust and Forres Business Association in funding bid to revamp Museum Square and Tolbooth
  • Cooperating with Forres Community Council and Findhorn Rivers Trust in Mosset Burn Survey


  • Participation by members and the Wee FIBbees in Forres Flower Show to ensure its sustainability
  • Sharing our activities and plans at our popular Christmas Coffee Morning
  • Presenting certificates at our AGM to recognise the effort and support of our volunteers, partner groups and individuals
  • Issuing our Newsletter to all members and partner agencies
  • Helping judge the Rotary Guy Competition and litter picking after Bonfire Night
  • Helping to judge the Fancy Dress Competition at the Forres Christmas Lights Switch on


  • Launching Wee FIBbees in April 17
  • Supporting the Planning for Real – 20/20 Vision initiative now Open Spaces Group
  • Issuing of Spring Newsletter
  • Cleaning up detritus and litter in Grant Park by Brownies
  • Giving talks to local group
  • Working with group at Forres Health Centre volunteers to improve beds there
  • Working with RAF Lossiemouth to refurbish Nimrod sculpture
  • Participating in the Market Place for enlisting volunteers with other community groups organised by Forres Area Community Trust


  • Issuing letters are issued to businesses seeking sponsorship for floral displays
  • Organising an annual membership drive at Mackenzie and Cruickshank Garden Centre
  • Organising the regular May Coffee morning and sale of plants to help residents enhance their dens
  • Supporting Forres Highland Games
  • Selling tickets for the annual Duck Race and picnic which is held in August