Wednesday 17 February | Ewan McGill

For his #100DaysOfGreenNevis project, Nevis Trustee, Ewan McGill is planting to help support biodiversity.

“During the 100 Days of Green Nevis I will be planting 100 wildflowers to support biodiversity and pollinators.

Insects such as bees are needed to pollinate our food crops, as well as other plants that provide vital support to wildlife. It’s especially important to have patches of habitat for nature in our built environments, as some pollinators can’t travel far to find sources of food.

So I will be dedicating some spaces in my garden to grow mini wildflower meadows. I might even convince some friends and family to adopt some for their own gardens and contribute to our urban nature network.

At the moment, the cold weather has stopped me getting my hands dirty in the garden, so I’ve been researching, planning and sourcing plants native to Scotland that will do well in the spaces I have in my garden.

Good luck to everyone on their #100DaysOfGreenNevis adventures, it has been really inspiring to hear about what some of our musicians have been up to so far.”

From 1 February 2021, Nevis is running #100DaysOfGreenNevis, where our musicians, staff and trustees will each take on a task for 100 days linked to Sustainability. We’d love you to join us, either by following the campaign online to get ideas of what you can do, or to show us you own actions for us to share. If you would like to know more, do get in touch at 

Nevis Ensemble’s #GreenNevis campaign in 2019 won the Environmental Sustainability award at the 2020 Scottish Awards for New Music, and was shortlisted for Best Campaign by Julie’s Bicycle.