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Green fingered growers welcome new airport funding

Lamont Farm thank Glasgow Airport for funding

A group of green fingered vegetable growers in Erskine is set to benefit from new funding from Glasgow Airport’s FlightPath Fund.

The allotment holders at Lamont Farm have received £2,000 from the airport to upgrade the facilities at the 42 plot site, including building a new perimeter fence.

At present, the allotments at Lamont Farm are utilised by a wide range of people from across the Erskine and Renfrewshire communities, including disabled groups, families, young people and those over the age of 65. 

The new fencing, which will be installed later this spring, will help to improve security at the site and enhance the appearance of the allotments.  The funding will also be used for a range of other upgrades designed to improve community cohesion and integration at the project, and to encourage more young people to get involved in the project.

Ian Scott of Lamont Gardens Allotments said: 

“We’re incredibly grateful to the FlightPath Fund for donating this money which will help us to significantly improve the facilities at the allotments. Over the coming months we are looking at proactive ways of getting more young people involved in growing flowers and vegetables and this new funding will help us to reach out to them.  This donation will certainly help to improve the health and wellbeing of people in Renfrewshire, and will improve the look and feel of the allotment environment.”

Renfrewshire Councillor Iain Nicolson, who sits on the FlightPath Fund Committee said:

“The FlightPath Fund encourages applications from projects working on education, employment and environmental initiatives throughout Renfrewshire and the wider airport community.  The allotments at Lamont Farm do great work in reaching out to a wide range of groups to encourage them to take part in the grow-your-own movement. We’re looking forward to seeing how this new funding helps the project to develop and involve the wider community over the coming months.”

 

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