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Govan Growers

The Govan Growers are recipients of the property management company’s fifth funding programme, which provides support to organisations all over Scotland.

The group runs allotments in the heart of Glasgow, less than mile from the Govan shipyards, and grows a wide range of produce.

The funding from Ross and Liddell will be used to buy materials for a poly-tunnel in the group’s orchard, which will be built by members of the group.

Chairman Robert Nicol – who is a retired sheet-metal worker by trade – said:

“I’d never done any gardening or anything like that before getting involved here.

“I started out with just a small allotment and now I’m chairman. You can find me down here most days. It’s a fantastic wee place. In the summer months it’s just beautiful.

“We have nine members who are plot holders and four who are committee members. The site is a great help for local community groups so really is a wonderful resource.”

Ross and Liddell specialises in property management and maintenance, as well as providing a comprehensive range of residential and commercial services, including sales, lettings, surveying and insurance.

Now in its fifth year, the Community Bursary Scheme was launched to provide support to organisations that make a vital difference in their community.

Govan Growers is one of 31 groups to receive funding in this bursary year.

Irene Devenny, managing director of Ross and Liddell, said:

“The bursary has really gone from strength to strength and the number of entries that we received for the 2015 scheme was fantastic.

“It’s so important that organisations like the Govan Growers have access to funding sources to ensure people in city communities get the chance to take part in outdoor activities like gardening and develop friendships and hobbies.

“We are thrilled to offer our support and know that the funding will be put to good use.”