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Crimes behind the Compost Heap, Dr Stan da Prato

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Date 5 January 2021

Stan grew up in North Berwick and still lives in East Lothian. He learned his practical horticulture from his father, a professional gardener ,before taking up a career in education. His spare time studies of song birds in the Lothians led to a Doctorate from Edinburgh University. Stan is Chairman of the Advisory Group for Aberlady Bay Nature Reserve, a member of East Lothian’s Biodiversity Forum, past president of the Scottish Ornithologists’ Club, former secretary of the Scottish Begonia Society and on the council of the Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society. He also edits the journals Scottish Birds and The Caledonian Gardener as well as helping out with several gardening clubs in East Lothian. He is a prominent member of the Scottish Rock Garden Club and very successful exhibitor. He organises the horticultural side of North Berwick in Bloom who have won a series of gold medals representing Scotland in partnership with East Lothian Council groundcare staff. He is also a judge for Beautiful Scotland. The Royal Horticultural Society has given him a Community Champion award.

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