Each year our tenants showcase their gardening efforts. It’s fitting on Scottish Housing Day that we announce the winners. The best of all the categories this year are Mr and Mrs Shine who live in the idyllic village of Straiton. South Ayrshire’s Provost, Councillor Helen Moonie was pleased to present them with a £50 gardening voucher and a pair of secateurs.
John and Mary Shine retired to Straiton after working lives in London. Tipperary born John was a well-regarded Savile Row tailor for many years. He met Mary originally from Maidens on the Ayrshire coast who had moved to London as a nurse.
The other winners and runners-up are:
Best garden: Ms Grant, Ayr and Mrs Bletsoe, Dalrymple.
Best window box display: Mr and Mrs Sullivan, Ayr.
Best container display: Mrs Currie, Ayr and Ms Lawson, Prestwick
Best Shared Garden: The Good Shepherd Court tenants, Ayr and Mr McAllister, Ayr.