AFTER a two-year long project, the Rockery’s transformation in Girvan is nearing completion.

By 2017, the Rockery in McCreath Park on the north side of Girvan Harbour was grossly overgrown, neglected, strewn with litter and rocks and steps were either missing or too dangerous to tackle.

The project started as a small group of local ladies tidying up, but after generous funding of £4,000 from South Ayrshire Waste and Environment Trust, a recovery plan was instigated.

This led to cash being provided for new fencing, repairs to stone work, removal of rogue trees, and the planting of well over £1000 worth of new plants.

The plaque unveiling or ‘Appreciation Event’, as it was called, was organised by Alistair Wallace of Girvan Rotary, was to thank all those who had helped, but mainly to thank the stars of the show, Mrs Margaret Murdoch, Mrs Ruth Wallace and Ms Isabel Colquhoun who had done far more hours than anyone else.

The Rockery in the midday light looked stunning; the two years of effort could be seen.