Green-fingered gardeners on Cumbrae are celebrating an £8,000 funding boost ahead of the growing season.

Members of Cumbrae Community Garden are growing places after the successful application to the National Lottery Community Fund.

The group will use the funding to make repairs and install new beds for the whole community to use and enjoy.

Una Murray, chair of CCG, says the £8,460 funding boost comes at a handy time for the community organisation.

She said: “We’re delighted the National Lottery is supporting us to repair our polytunnels and renew some of the raised beds.

“Now plot holders and friends of the garden can continue to enjoy all the physical and mental health benefits of gardening and the peaceful environment at Cumbrae Community Garden.”

Kate Still, chair of National Lottery Community Fund Scotland, has praised players of the lottery for allowing community organisations to benefit from crucial funding.

She said: “This project, delivered by Cumbrae Community Garden, is a great example of community activity in action.

“It shows just what can be achieved when people come together for a common cause or to help others.

“It’s all thanks to National Lottery players that we can help give charities and community groups throughout Scotland greater certainty during challenging times.”