NETHERTHIRD volunteers have been hailed nationally for their commitment to the community.

The selfless group scooped their reward from Keep Scotland Beautiful for their work looking after the area.

Netherthird Community Development Group were presented with an It’s Your Neighbourhood award by the environmental charity.

More than 160 groups from across Scotland were recognised for their commitment to improving their local neighbourhood. Community initiatives, from improving access to allotments, to implementing school wildlife clubs or adopting areas of derelict land, were all celebrated at the event.

In 2019 175 projects were supported by the It’s Your Neighbourhood initiative, 163 were presented with a certificate and 45 received a prestigious Certificate of Distinction.

Katie Murray, Communities and Place Manager from Keep Scotland Beautiful commented:“Every It’s Your Neighbourhood participant deserves this recognition for their hard work and determination to improve their own community.

“By volunteering their own time the 2019 groups have managed to support hundreds of environmental initiatives across Scotland.