ELDERSLIE Scouts got a blooming marvellous response to their annual plant and flower sale.

People of all ages flocked to the Scout Hall in the village’s Golf Lane on Saturday to grab some bargains.

The event, now in its 15th year, raised over £800 for the youth group to fund its various activities.

Run in conjunction with McLaren’s Nurseries, there were plenty of Scouts on hand to help visitors with their purchases.

Guests were spoiled for choice, with everything from shrubs to strawberries on offer.

Sheila Davies, leader of Elderslie Scout Group, hailed the event as a major success.

She said: “Many thanks go to all the people who came out to support the group, it really is appreciated.

“We always do quite well and this event is our main fundraiser for the year.

“People know the plants are extremely good value and quality and even hold off buying any elsewhere before the sale.”

The Scout group needs to raise enough funds for the year to keep itself afloat, including paying for the upkeep of the hall.

Mrs Davies added: “This event is the kids’ favourite and, as soon as guests walked in, they found a Scout or Cub ready with a crate to help with their purchases.

“It is great to see all them wanting to help. You’ve got to support the young people of today and the Scouts has always been a great way of doing that.”