Shettleston Community Growing Project

We're honoured and amazed to reveal that we've been voted as the winner of the STV Real Heroes Environmental Project of the Year 2013.

Environmental Project of the Year

This is a tremendous accolade for all our plotholders, Green Volunteers, committee members, sessional staff and not forgetting the hugely successful Smelly Welly Club and all the organisations and individuals who have given us so much support, encouragement and funding along the way.

As our Chair, Anne, said on the show, the east end of Glasgow often gets a hard time, but our project, through its volunteers and our partnership with Shettleston Housing Association, has shown that the east end can bloom!

We got together to watch the programme in the Board room at Shettleston Housing Association in the company of John Mason MSP, Bailie Anne Simpson and Councillor Frank McAveety. Frank also tweeted "Fantastic to see the Shettleston Community Growing Project and the Smelly Welly Club winning Environmental Project of the Year".

We've had many other texts, emails and tweets congratulating us - here is a selection:

"Congratulations to @shettlestongrow sorry I couldn't be with you tonight", Margaret Curran MP

"Congratulations to @shettlestongrow on winning", De'ils on Wheels, Dumbarton Road Corridor Environmental Trust

"A huge congratulations on winning!! This is very well deserved and is great recognition for your excellent project" Hugh McNish, Forestry Commission Scotland

"Well done and congratulations a well deserved win :-)", Councillor Yvonne Kucuk

"Was great meeting some of the group last night. Was so nice to hear how much the kids love growing their own fruit & veg!", Sean Batty

"great green fingered heroes many congrats, so deserved", Eusebi Deli, Shettleston - Scotland's Best Takeaway in this year's Italian Awards

"Well done @shettlestongrow for winning best environmental project in Finding Scotland's Real Heroes Awards", Glasgow City Council

"Congrats @shettlestongrow (plus the Smelly Welly Club) Environmental Project of the Year at Fridays' awards", Scottish Childminding Association

"... well done to all the SCGP volunteers on their fantastic achievements!", Shettleston Housing Association

"I was over the moon to see that you guys won your category. I am enormously proud of you all", Anita Manning

The awards ceremony was broadcast on STV at 8pm on 15th November - our category starts 11 minutes into the programme.

Environmental Project of the Year

You can see more photos taken on the night the show was filmed in our Photo Gallery.

And you can still watch the original broadcast from 4th October.