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£4,185raised of £5,000 target by 91 supporters

    Weʼve raised £4,185 to adopt a tree at the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, in memory of Fergus McInnes.

    Funded on Thursday, 27th September 2018

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    Fergus McInnes went missing in Switzerland on 9 September 2014. Nobody knew what had happened to him until his remains were found in March 2018 in a wooded area at the bottom of rocky cliffs near the town of Martigny.

    We would like to raise money to adopt a tree in the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, as a memorial to him. He was strongly committed to environmental issues, and particularly interested in trees.

    Adopting a tree in his name at the Botanics will give his friends and family a location in which to remember him, and the opportunity to spend time in an environment he had often enjoyed himself.

    Tree adoption costs £5,000 for ten years, after which a renewal can be made if desired. Adopting a tree allows the garden to fund a new educational panel, which will be placed next to the tree and bear a dedication to Fergus. More information can be found here:

    We would like to raise £5,000 for a ten year adoption in the first instance. In the future, we would hope to extend the adoption for a further period.

    Having a memorial tree for Fergus seems to us a fitting way to remember him in his home city of Edinburgh, where friends and family can visit for free whenever they want to. A map will be provided showing the location of the tree and we will make this available to anyone who'd like to have a copy.



    • Lorna McInnes3 months ago
      Lorna McInnes

      Lorna McInnes

      3 months ago

      Thank you very much to everyone who donated to Fergus's tree fund. We've been overwhelmed by the support, generosity and kindness we've received since Fergus went missing, and hope the tree and its dedication panel will provide a positive experience for all those who visit it in years to come. My dad's working on a short book about Fergus and would like to supply it to people who've contributed to this fund, but we don't have contact details for everyone. If you'd like to receive a copy please drop me a line on lornaATsentDOTcom. Thank you.

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    • Lorna McInnes3 months ago
      Lorna McInnes

      Lorna McInnes

      3 months ago

      TREE PANEL NOW IN PLACE The dedication panel for the Caucasian Wingnut adopted in memory of Fergus is now installed in the Botanic Garden. The tree is located near the East Gate and a map can be downloaded from the Botanics website - Click on the green 'Adopt a tree' button, scroll down to 'Caucasian Wingnut' and click on the word 'Map'. The tree is numbered 'E06' and can be found near the pond, north of the East Gate. If you'd like me to email/post a map to you, please contact

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    • Lorna McInnes5 months ago
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      Lorna McInnes

      5 months ago

      Just Giving have alerted me to the fact that Fergus's fund has reached nearly 75% of the total we're aiming for, which reminds me to thank the many people who've given so generously since my last update. We're most grateful for the all the donations, whether made by named individuals or given anonymously. The Royal Botanic Garden is currently working on producing the dedication panel that will sit alongside the Caucasian wingnut we've adopted in memory of Fergus. When the panel's in place in the garden I'll post another update with details.

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    Page last updated on: 9/29/2018 1:40 PM



    • Marion Menzies

      Marion Menzies

      Sep 23, 2018

      A tree for Fergus is a lovely idea. He would appreciate that, knowing his love of the outdoors. Fergus was a bright light. He was great fun at Granton's kids holiday camps,.


    • Anonymous


      Sep 20, 2018

      Hi Lorna, like Alastair I have happy memories of Fergus from 1970's & 80's. He always got 100% involved in any fun activity & was very creative and talented.Sending love to you and all the family x


    • Tony Mann

      Tony Mann

      Sep 12, 2018


    • David Sterratt

      David Sterratt

      Aug 15, 2018

      I have fond memories of planting strawberries with Fergus in the then roof garden of the Informatics Forum. A tree is a lovely way to remember him.


    • Alastair Hogg

      Alastair Hogg

      Aug 9, 2018

      Dear LornaI was so sad to hear the news of Fergus. I have such happy memories of meeting you all at Granton in the 1970s and have been thinking over these times recently. Best wishes to allAli


    • Kim Tebble

      Kim Tebble

      Aug 2, 2018

      Hello Lorna, this is Kim - Fergus's neighbour. I only heard about this recently, thanks for organising it. It is a great idea. Please, do keep in touch by email as I don't do Facebook. Best to you all


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      Aug 1, 2018


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