SnowdropsVisitors to Glasgow’s Victoria Park and drivers passing by on the Clydeside Expressway are in for a special treat early next year. For carpets of snowdrops will be the first sign that Spring is on its way.

On Friday 7 November at 1.30pm, pupils from St Paul’s and Whiteinch Primary Schools will be joining volunteers from Friends of Victoria Park and Dumbarton Road Corridor Environment Trust to plant 5000 snowdrops on the fields that run alongside the expressway off Westland Drive.
The snowdrop planting event has been organised by the Friends of Victoria Park with support from CSV’s Action Earth Campaign, backed by Scottish Natural Heritage, which encourages groups to kickstart environmental projects in their neighbourhood.

ActionEarthMaisie McCrae from the Friends of Victoria Park says: “We feel this is a great way to get lots of young people involved in caring about the park and the environment and will show them that they really can make a difference.

Katy McTernan of CSV says: “We encourage people of all ages and backgrounds to get outside and improve their local environment. Our easy-to-access grants help people to make their ideas happen and make a real difference to the quality of their neighbourhood. You can also come along and volunteer on one of our projects. It’s a great way to get outdoors, develop new skills, get fitter, meet new people, have fun and help nature!”