Burn­side’s in full bloom

Smiles all round at area’s fun day

Rutherglen Reformer - - Front Page - Staff re­porter

Stonelaw Woods was awash with fes­tiv­i­ties on Satur­day as Burn­side In Bloom held their an­nual gala day.

There was en­ter­tain­ment, stalls as well as games for the masses to en­joy, with the event re­ceiv­ing an ex­cel­lent turn out, helped in no small part by the sunny weather. The event ran from 1pm till 4pm and was opened by Burn­side Com­mu­nity Coun­cil chair Jim Neil and coun­cil­lor Rus­sell Clearie.

A to­tal of around £1300 was raised for the group Burn­side in Bloom, whose main aim is to im­prove the en­vi­ron­ment of Burn­side through the plant­ing of flow­ers and green­ery. And one of the main draws of the day was the fab­u­lous main stage en­ter­tain­ment.

On the main stage the very first Burn­side’s Got Tal­ent took place with acts in­clud­ing Calder­wood Pri­mary school choir, an acous­tic gui­tarist and singer called At­las, fe­male singing trio Loxia, singer Steve McGinty, gui­tarist and singer David Steel as well as an Abba trib­ute band.

There was also a raf­fle and prizes in­cluded two fine por­traits painted by Burn­side lo­cals.

The pic­ture painted and very kindly do­nated by Charles Clark, a lo­cal artist, was well re­ceived and won by Stu­art MacNab of Burn­side

The pic­ture painted by Alas­tair Moodie was won by Alec and Doreen Gard­ner of Cam­bus­lang. Mem­ber of Burn­side in Bloom Alison Black said the day was a huge suc­cess and added: “A big thanks go to lo­cal busi­ness for their con­tin­ued sup­port and all those who at­tended.”

A Ruther­glen Ro­tary Club spokesman added: “We were pleased to take a stall at the event to sup­port this lo­cal ini­tia­tive. Mem­bers were also there to let the com­mu­nity know what Ro­tary does by hand­ing out fly­ers, show­ing dis­play boards and talk­ing to those at­tend­ing.

“The stall in­cluded a demon­stra­tion Shel­terbox which is used to help fam­i­lies sur­vive in dis­as­ter zones. Each box costs around £590.”

Ro­tar­i­ans were also sell­ing plants to sup­port their lo­cal char­ity work and raised al­most £ 200 on the day.

To see more pic­tures from the day visit our web­site where will will have a pic­ture gallery of the event

Brush­ing up Burn­side Brown­ies (left to right) Car­ley Louden, Olivia McGlone and He­lena Black­ett show off their art skills.

SmileThe StonelawPreschool soft toy tombola with (left to right) Lucy MacMil­lan (5), Evie McFar­lane (8) and Chelsea MacLean (10)

Group Cathkin Re­lief Road Op­po­si­tion Group had a stall on the day

Main stage Calder­wood Pri­mary pupils en­ter­tain the crowd

Stalling Ruther­glen Ro­tary Club with their stall

Face paint­ing So­phie Kelly (5)

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