Motherwell retirees celebrate milestone anniversary

(from left) Sharon McLean (Baillie Court’s development manager), Scott Crawford (Braidhurst High School), Melissa Rodger (Braidhurst High School), Mrs Cathy Ferrier (longest Baillie Court resident), Samantha Keenan (Braidhurst High School and granddaughter of Cathy) and Mrs Betty Wallace (Baillie Court resident)

A celebratory lunch was organised for the residents at a Hanover Scotland sheltered housing complex in Motherwell to mark a major anniversary in the history of the site.

Residents of Baillie Court got together to enjoy a buffet lunch and cream cakes to celebrate 25 years since the development opened.

Local pupils from Braidhurst High School also paid a visit to the development to join the special occasion and treat residents to some musical entertainment. The talented young musicians played a selection of songs on a variety of instruments including keyboard, guitar, violin, saxophone and flute.

Baillie Court’s longest resident, Mrs Cathy Ferrier, who has lived there for over 23 years, was delighted that one of the pupils who played at the celebration was her granddaughter, Samantha Keenan.

Baillie Court residents and staff with pupils from Braidhurst High School

Containing 35 rented sheltered housing units, Hanover Scotland’s Baillie Court site is handily located close to Motherwell town centre, providing residents with all major amenities.

After the celebration, Sharon McLean, Baillie Court’s development manager, said: “Our development’s 25th anniversary was the perfect excuse for everyone to come together to enjoy a celebratory lunch.

“I’d like to thank all the residents who made the event so special and to the teachers and pupils from Braidhurst High School for coming to visit and keeping us entertained. A great time was had by all.”

The anniversary lunch took place on Wednesday 18th April at Baillie Court, Motherwell.