Gold boost for group
Uddingston Pride were delighted to pick up the Gold Gilt award at the Britain in Bloom ceremony last month.
The group won the gold award in the Urban Community section for the‘keep Scotland Beautiful’in September.
This was the first gold that Uddingston Pride have received from the Royal Horticultural Society, after obtaining a number of Silver Gilt awards over the last few years.
All the floral displays throughout the village and the railway station have been exceptional this year and the judges commented that Uddingston Station was an outstanding example of what a station should look like.
Uddingston Pride acknowledges, and are grateful for, the help received throughout the year from all of the people in the village and in particular North and South Lanarkshire Councils and Rosebank Garden Centre.
Chairperson Liz Wilson said:“i am delighted that Uddingston was recognised with a gold award at the recent Britain in Bloom competition ceremony.
“We are a hard-working group of volunteers whose aim is to make our local environment a pleasant and bright place to live.
“I also have great pleasure in advising that the War Memorial in Uddingston was granted the Champion of Champion award by The Royal British Legion Scotland in September.
“South Lanarkshire Council Ground Maintenance Department take great care of the memorial and provide ongoing support for the contribution Uddingston Pride make to our village.
“Members of the Uddingston Pride committee were also delighted to be at the ceremony in Llandudno and see their neighbours Bothwell receive their awards.”
Award winning Anona Fraser (left) and David Lorimer (right) accepted the Gold Gilt award from Iola Williams
Delightedeveryone at Uddingston Pride were over the moon at winning gold