Colourful gifts for Earlston residents

From left: Chris Milburn, Hanover Scotlands director of customer services, makes the presentation to George (Geordie) Sorrie and partner Margaret (Peggy) Douglas.
From left: Chris Milburn, Hanover Scotlands director of customer services, makes the presentation to George (Geordie) Sorrie and partner Margaret (Peggy) Douglas.
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Residents at a sheltered housing complex in Earlston were presented with gifts for the garden at a lunch on Tuesday to celebrate its birthday.

Housing association Hanover Scotland made the presentation to celebrate 40 years since the site was opened in 1976.

Containing 21 rented sheltered housing units, the site is handily located just off the high street in a quiet location.

The presents were chosen after Earlston Community Council thanked residents for creating a “beautiful and colour-filled area” in their garden which made the village more attractive for visitors and locals alike.

Amongst the gifts were dahlias, summer planters, crocuses and daffodil bulbs and a selection of tomato plant varieties, a particular favourite of the residents.

Presenting the gifts, Hanover Scotland’s director of customer services, Chris Milburn, said: “The residents live independent lives, and are keen to follow their own interests including gardening, whilst having the peace of mind of living in a vibrant sheltered community.”