RE:ACTIVE The Apples for All Project

  • Ross, Kirsty (Researcher)
  • Jackson, Claire (Administrator)
  • Lawrence, Catherine (Academic)
  • Laycock, Martin (CoI)
  • McInnes, Iain (Principal Investigator)
  • Suau, Cristian (Principal Investigator)

Project: Internally funded project

Project Details


The RE:ACTIVE funding was designed to create an ongoing legacy from the Commonwealth Games held in Glasgow in 2014. The Apples for All project aimed to engage nurseries from some of Glasgow's most deprived areas by supplying them with free Scottish heritage apples trees. As a result, 140 nurseries were invited to the University or Glasgow Botanic Gardens to collect their trees and take part in interactive activities around apples.

Key findings

140 nurseries engaged with Strathclyde researchers, many for the first time.
140 trees distributed.
Invitation to speak on BBC radio programme Commonwealth Voices, broadcast during the Commonwealth Games.
Granted Legacy status and permitted to use the Legacy brand in association with the project.
Ongoing discussions to establish a social enterprise around apple identification.
Effective start/end date17/06/1431/05/15


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    Suau, C.


    Project: Knowledge Exchange (Services/Consultancy)