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Aileen Campbell MSP visited this year’s Clyde Valley Fruit Day and enjoyed some of the best produce Carluke has to offer at the Jam and Ham Festival on Saturday.

The Clyde Valley Fruit Day took place on Saturday at Overton Farm, Crossford. Aside from the locally grown fruit and veg for sale there was a chance to watch some apple pressing, a wild life hunt, facepainting and wood turning.

Carluke’s Jam and Ham Festival celebrates two of the town’s best known products - Ramsay’s Ham and Jam from R&W Scott’s. Founded in 2013, it has developed into a fun community occasion with a host of events and activities for all ages.

Commenting Aileen said:

"It was great fun to go along to the fruit day with my boys. I know from my work as children ministers that promoting healthy eating really gives us the best of both worlds. Eating local fruit improves health and wellbeing, is good for the environment and supports jobs in the area. Clydesdale has a rich heritage as a farming district with outstanding and renowned local produce, and many of these were highlighted this weekend. Especially during the Scottish Government’s Year of Food and Drink, it’s great to have another opportunity to support our local farmers and food producers.

"Carluke is well known for its food products especially Ramsay’s bacon and R&W Scott’s - two long established local businesses. The Jam and Ham Festival is a great annual showcase as well as a fun community event. This year’s expanded event was bigger than ever so a big well done to all involved, especially the Carluke Development Trust and all the participants."

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