Gold boost for group

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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

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