What began as a grassed area, just off of the main street in Cambuslang, has become an amazing garden of remembrance with the help of some very committed volunteers. Cambuslang Remembrance Garden Group had been working on the project for a number of years due to the fact that the current War Memorial in the public park was not accessible to disabled and elderly people. They secured a lease and planning permission on land near the Toll Pitch pavilion and, after applying to Viridor Credits, were awarded £12,380 to transform their space.
The Memorial Wall and Remembrance Garden quickly took shape and included shrubs, benches, planters and floodlighting. The Group was also lucky enough to be granted two replica Victoria Cross stones of local men by the Commonwealth Office. The garden was officially opened in August 2018 where Forces personnel, civic dignitaries, children and the group were all able to come together and celebrate their wonderful achievement.
The coming year will see more developments within the garden including a stone to commemorate those with no known grave, planters and flowers to enhance the area.