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Two Rutherglen politicians have congratulated Grow 73 after the local community gardening group were nominated for a Scotland-wide award.

ScotRail has announced the shortlisted nominees for its inaugural ScotRail in the Community Awards – and Grow 73 are up for a prize.

The ceremony will take place on Friday 7 June at the Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow, which coincides with the last day of National Volunteer Week.

Grow 73 has spruced up Rutherglen Train Station with new artwork at its entrance and planted hundreds of bulbs throughout the station grounds.

Due to their great work, they have been nominated for the Station Adopter of the Year award.

Other categories include Adopt a Station of the Year, Community Project of the Year and Community Volunteer of the Year.

Commenting on the nomination, Lynn Semple of Grow 73 said:

“We are absolutely delighted to be recognised for our work in brightening up Rutherglen Station.

“I want to thank all of our volunteers, Chelsea Frew and Erin Bradley Scott the artists who created our amazing mural, Amanda Edmiston, storyteller, for helping to gather the stories, the Rail 74 Community Rail Partnership, who are also up for two awards, and ScotRail for their support.”

Rutherglen MSP Clare Haughey added:

“Grow 73 are an amazing local group, and the work that they have done at Rutherglen Train Station has been superb. It is great that they are up for this national award. Grow 73 do so much valuable work with local schools and organisations and it is good to see them acknowledged in this way.”

Cllr Janine Calikes said:

“Grow 73 have made our local train station a real talking point in the area and something that the residents of Rutherglen can be proud of. Visitors to our town receive a fantastic, welcoming first impression thanks to all their great work and I am thrilled to see that work recognised with this nomination.”



Date published: 17th May 2019

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