Burnside’s in full bloom
Smiles all round at area’s fun day
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)