Condorrat community work hailed in Scots Parly

The memorial wall at Condorrat
The memorial wall at Condorrat

CONDORRAT has been hailed in the Scottish Parliament for the level of community involvement that hounoured the village’s working class heroes.

The creation of the Condorrat Memorial Wall inspired Jamie Hepburn MSP to lodge a motion which congratulates Condorrat Tenants and Residents Association.

The group fundraised for several years to make the dream a reality - and finally unveiled the fruits of their labours during an emotional ceremony last month.

The three groups of men honoured on the wall are the radical weavers – including Condorrat’s own John Baird – the war dead and the Condorrat Miners who died in the Auchengeich mining disaster.

Mr Hepburn let his fellow Parliamentarians know all about the wall and concluded his motion with the words ‘‘This memorial is testament to the sacrifice of those who went before.’’

The group’s vice chairman, John Burke, has already been honoured at Holyrood after Mr Hepburn asked him to take part in the Riding ceremony, which marked the fourth opening session of the devolved Parliament.