A community growing project has planted 100 native trees in East Renfrewshire.

Incredible Edible Neilston (IEN), which is part of a UK-network encouraging people to locally produce fruit and vegetables, branched out last month to install a mixture of hawthorn, blackthorn, rowan, dog rose and hazel trees.

Thanks to the hard work of the volunteers who got stuck in, the trees were planted in the space of just one hour off of Banks Brae at the bottom of Broadlie Road.

A spokesperson for IEN said: “Not bad for one hour’s work. We were very mindful not to encroach on the important grass meadow habitat.”

The planting took place during the group’s first session of the new year and those keen to be involved will be reassured to know that more planting days are set to be organised soon.

The group also has its first ever AGM this Sunday, February 5 at 1pm in the Scouts Hall in Main Street, in Neilston, and everyone who attends will receive a free tree.

The meeting will be an opportunity for people to come and hear what the group has been up to and to help shape its future.

In March, meanwhile, Incredible Edible are excited to be hosting a free permaculture course delivered by Lusi Alderslowe in Neilston.

Permaculture is a holistic design system for sustainable living, creating systems for "minimum effort and maximum effect".

The introduction is the first module of the full design course and will give a basic grounding in what permaculture is and how it can be applied.

In general those participating will be indoors in the morning and outdoors in the afternoon.

Normally the first afternoon is spent doing observations and the second afternoon is a practical activity, such as composting or building a bed.

The course will be held from 9.30am to 4.30pm on March 11 and 12 in the Scout Hall.

To find out more visit https://www.facebook.com/IncredibleEdibleNeilston/.