Former Lord Provost to be remembered at South Queensferry development



A street of new homes within a future phase at Taylor Wimpey’s Hawthorn Gardens in South Queensferry will recognise and provide a lasting legacy to former Lord Provost George Grubb who served the local community as a local Liberal Democrat councillor for 13 years during the period 1999-2012.

Taylor Wimpey’s Hawthorn Gardens (Chris Watt Photography)

Grubb Gardens will form one of the streets within a later phase of the development which is due to be built later in the development.

The street will offer a range of apartments as well as new homes – similar to the styles shown within the development’s show home street scene.

Kevin Lang, the current Liberal Democrat councillor for Queensferry, said: “George was a dear friend and a real political mentor to me and so many others. He was a true gentleman and someone who commanded respect across the political divide, shown by his election as Edinburgh’s Lord Provost in 2007. But more than anything else, George took real pride in representing Queensferry on the City of Edinburgh Council.

“It was such a joy to join Elizabeth and the Grubb family to ensure we have this lasting tribute to George in the town he called home.”

Keith Giblett, chair of Queensferry District Council, added: “After consulting with Mrs Grubb and her family, she kindly gave her countenance and full support to having a street named in Queensferry after George.

“QDCCC were pleased when CEC Street Naming approved our request, and I was delighted to visit Hawthorn Gardens and represent QDCC to reveal the street name that will recognise Lord Provost Grubb within this lovely new development.”

Kirsty McGill, sales and marketing director for Taylor Wimpey East Scotland, said: “We strive to create developments that people want to call home and to bring communities together. What better way of linking our new development and growing community at Hawthorn Gardens with the existing and vibrant local community in Queensferry by naming a street in the development after Lord Provost Grubb who dedicated so much of his life to public service.

“Grubb Gardens will form a lovely street within a later part of the development and its links to Lord Provost Grubb creates a piece of local social history as well as a lasting legacy that we know his family are very proud of.”



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