Members and friends of Lodge Kirkliston Maitland 482 demonstrated their ‘green-fingered’
skills when they replanted pots, troughs and hanging baskets at Sir James McKay House with fresh flowers and shrubs, bringing some splashes of colour back to the garden.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, gardeners are presently unable to visit the home and the opportunity to step in and help was the idea of Past Master Bro. Gordon Yeoman.
Bro. Gordon became aware of the issue during a visit to see his Dad, Bro. Sid Yeoman, who is a resident at the home.
Staff at Sir James McKay House were delighted at his suggestion and the Lodge immediately donated the funds required to put the project into action.
On hand to carry out the replanting were Bro. Gordon and his Good Lady Helen, Bro. Stuart White P.M. and his Good Lady Linda and completing the group was Secretary, Bro. Murrie Thomson P.M.
As well as the garden project, 482 also donated six battery-powered hanging lanterns. These will help light up the two garden gazebos enjoyed by residents at the home during the summer months, with the total adding up to £125.00.
Bro. Sid Yeoman is a Past Master of The Celtic Lodge of Edinburgh & Leith 291 and an Honorary Member of Lodge Kirkliston Maitland.
These images show some of the items in place around Sir James McKay House.
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