Swim star Kirsty helps BBs mark great year

AN OLYMPIC swimmer helped members of the Motherwell, Bellshill and District Battalion of the Boys' Brigade celebrate their achievements over the last year.

Kirsty Kettles (nee Balfour) visited the group and shared her experiences of being part of Team Great Britain at the Athens and Beijing Olympics as the Battalion held their 103rd annual review.

The event, which took place at the Civic Concert Hall in Motherwell, also gave members an opportunity to continue the 125th anniversary celebrations.

The highlight of the review was the presentation of individual awards and the audience heard how this year's Queen's Badge winners had a major impact on the community, participating in a number of varied projects.

Full story and winners list in May 28 edition of Times & Speaker