SAGs owns three trophies which are used to encourage allotments to improve their amenity and value to their local communities. Each year allotments from one city in Scotland can compete for these trophies, and this year it was the turn of the Glasgow allotments. The trophies were presented to the winning sites today during the Evergreen Glasgow Flower and Vegetable show in the Kibble Palace by Peter Wright, who is the SAGs Trophies convenor.
|Children from Merrylee Primary and Our Lady of the Annunciation schools receive the Miller Cup from Peter.This cup was presented to SAGS in 1919 by Councillor James Miller and is awarded to the site with the best plot tended by local primary schools.The winning site was the Merrylee Plotholders Association.The judges said that they were most impressed by the standard of cultivation by the pupils, the integration of the gardening activity into the school curriculum and the support of the parents.
For details of how these schools engage their pupils with the allotments see here
|Ian Welsh receives the Sir Robert Greig Memorial Trophy on behalf of Berridale Allotments Association.
This trophy was purchased by SAGS in 1950 in memory of Sir Robert who was chairman of SAGS during the 2nd world war and worked to increase the output of fruit and vegetables from allotments and gardens . The trophy is awarded to the site with the best overall quality and diversity of vegetables, herbs and fruit.
|Representatives from Merrylee Plotholders Association receive the Amenity Shield.
This shield was presented to SAGS in 1936 by Sir Daniel Stevenson, a former Lord Provost of the City of Glasgow to encourage and promote a higher standard of cultivation and general tidiness and appearance in our allotment areas so they may be considered an amenity to the District in which they are situated.