DEDICATED volunteers have selflessly revamped Netherthird Community Garden.

Apprentices from the company Graham installed two polytunnels to nurture plants. This will protect the plants over winter as they rely on warmer temperatures to survive and grow.

John Paul Donnachie, Martin McKenna and Campbell Black of the company helped out and they are also working on the completion of a new build Early Years Centre in the Netherthird area which will have capacity to work with 83 children.

It is part of a wider project which will also see centres opening in Nether Robertland for 120 children and in Kilmaurs for 90 children.

Each nursery will have extensive external play space, complete with play equipment and learning spaces, wireless technology and on-site kitchens. They will also be fitted with the latest renewable technologies to reduce carbon footprint.

Gerard O’Hare, Contracts Manager at Graham said: “We are committed to working with local communities in the areas in which we complete projects, and this has been an excellent opportunity for our apprentices to give back and demonstrate the skills they have developed during their work with Graham.”