Tree planted in memory of Carluke boy Ben Hastie

A  Tree was  planted in memory of former pupil Ben Hastie, who was killed in tragic road accident three years ago.''Picture shows his mother Liz Anderson left to right'Amy Allan, Kerr Burns, Stephanie O'Mahony'Jack Gray (holding pic)
A Tree was planted in memory of former pupil Ben Hastie, who was killed in tragic road accident three years ago.''Picture shows his mother Liz Anderson left to right'Amy Allan, Kerr Burns, Stephanie O'Mahony'Jack Gray (holding pic)

A TREE has been planted at Carluke’s Crawforddyke Primary School in memory of former pupil Ben Hastie, who was killed in a freak road accident three years ago.

Ben’s mum Liz Anderson, of Elmbank Street, joined her niece Stephanie O’Nahony and a group of Ben’s former classmates – including close friends Jack Gray, Amy Allan and Kerr Burns – at a moving 30-minute ceremony led by acting head teacher Marion Girdwood.

“It was a very emotional occasion,” said Liz.

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