A Scout troop has been handed a welcome cash boost.

After a successful visit to Barrhead Housing Association’s Community Funding event, members of the 1st Neilston Scouts gathered in even more funding by hosting a coffee morning.

The group managed to raise £760, which will go towards the upkeep of the Scout hall, as well as activities for the troop’s youngsters.

Spokeswoman Hazle McCulloch said: “The coffee morning was busy as we had lots of support from parents, as well as others from the village.

“For us, there has always been a lot of help and support from people throughout Neilston.”

The 1st Neilston troop is made up of around 50 children, aged from six to 14, in the Beavers, Cubs and Scouts.

The success of the coffee morning follows the £5,000 boost the troop received as a community funding grant, which is set to be used to create a centenary garden.

Hazle added: “We may have established the new hall a few years ago now but we haven’t had a chance to do much with the land around it.

“We are applying for other grants as well now and are hoping to eventually get enough for a climbing wall which could be used by the whole community, not just our members.”

As part of the centenary celebrations, there will be a series of events hosted by the 1st Neilston Scouts.

Leaders are now looking for anyone who may have been a member over the years and would like to get involved.

Those interested should email neilstonscouts-gsl@outlook.com.