Clubs bags tax cash
Cambuslang Heart and Stroke Club received £1,500 from the Co-op. The money was raised from the 5p bag charge paid by customers. Chair Andy McGowan thanked the store on behalf of the club. Andy and treasurer Willie Rae are pictured with the cheque. Cassiltoun Trust has been awarded £ 74,455 to support a fourth phase of its woodland improvement and employability programme based in Cas t l e m i l k Community Woodlands.
The programme offers 25 participants an eight-week work placement with training and qualifications.
Two participants will be able to access a further six months of paid work placement and one can get a 52-week paid placement.
The grant has come from the Central Scotland Green Network ( CSGN) Development Fund.
Eighteen projects across the central belt benefited from a share of £ 438,434 to improve access to greenspace.
Environment minister Aileen McLeod said: “It is fantastic to see so many exciting projects receive a share of the latest funding.
“I have no doubt that this will bring a wide range of benefits to the environment, local communities and local economies.
“These projects have all been developed with the local communities that will benefit from them and together they will continue the transformation of the central belt into a better place to live, work and visit.”
Campaigner Tom Harris