Fort Le­gion hopes to clean up in Best Kept com­pe­ti­tion

The Oban Times - - News -

MEM­BERS of the Fort Wil­liam branch of Royal Bri­tish Le­gion Scot­land are hop­ing the town’s war memo­rial can pick up a top prize in the RBLS 2017 Best Kept com­pe­ti­tion for a third year.

The war memo­rial has won the High­lands and Is­lands area com­pe­ti­tion the past two years and now the group’s 70 mem­bers are go­ing for the tre­ble.

In the past, the memo­rial has been marked down in the na­tional stage of the com­pe­ti­tion due to mildew on the statue, and so it was de­cided that this year it would get a spring clean.

A group of 12 vol­un­teers have been hard at work clean­ing up the memo­rial to get it ready for judg­ing this month.

Chair­man of the Fort Wil­liam branch Kevin Lane said he has his fin­gers crossed they can win the area com­pe­ti­tion this year and progress to the na­tion­als.

He said: ‘The clean-up went ex­tremely well and the mon­u­ment looks im­mac­u­late. It was a real com­mu­nity ef­fort.

‘I would like to thank David Brady who or­gan­ised the work, Camp­bell Plant Hire for the loan of the el­e­vated work plat­form (EWP), the Gar­den Stop for their very kind do­na­tion of white chipped gran­ite stones, the town team for the work that they will now do to com­plete the flo­ral dis­plays, Dean Kennedy and his work party for the loan of the pres­sure washer and Cal­lum Ross, who is not a branch mem­ber, but freely gave of his time to sup­port us and who op­er­ated the EWP.’

Mem­bers of the Fort Wil­liam branch of Le­gion Scot­land at their clean up of the war memo­rial on the Pa­rade. Pho­to­graph: Iain Fer­gu­son, The Write Im­age

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