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demo_headerFriends of Victoria Park (FoVP) are holding a demonstration on Sunday 24 June at 2.00 pm to appeal to Glasgow City Council to withdraw its threat to grass over 28 of the main flower beds at the park at the end of this season. The beds are recognised as an integral feature of the park in Historic Environment Scotland’s Inventory of Gardens & Designed Landscapes.

FoVP are asking everyone who wants to ensure the future of these magnificent gardens to join them, if possible wearing colourful, flowery clothes, face paints and carrying placards. Meet at the gardens behind the big pond & duck pond at 2.00 pm. We hope to see you there. Please pass on the word to friends and family.

FoVP would also ask everyone to contact the Council or their local councillors to appeal for the gardens to be saved. Please do all you can to support us and use all your influence in local organisations to raise awareness. This is not a done deal. If enough people show they care we can get this decision changed. Contact FoVP to help with the campaign.

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VP_gatesThere’s a whole host of activities planned for Victoria Park, many of them involving the Friends of Victoria Park (FoVP) group.

Further volunteer days are still to be announced where you can come along and help make the park enjoyable for all by helping with clean ups, bulb planting, etc!

Tue 12 JuneActive Seniors Day in the park – lots of activities and information available primarily for the older people of Glasgow but everyone is welcome to come along from 10.30am until 3.30pm.

Tue 12 to Sun 17 JuneZippos Circus is due to return to the park for several performances daily.

Sun 24 June 2pmFlower Power Demo – appeal to Glasgow City Council to withdraw its threat to grass over 28 of the main flower beds at the park at the end of this season. PLEASE COME ALONG TO HELP KEEP THE FLOWER DISPLAYS.

6 July – 15 JulyFriendsfest – based on the popular TV series takes place on the rugby pitches.

Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 September at 2pm each day, FoVP will lead informative walks around the park as part of Doors Open Day.

Sunday 11 November at 2pm – FoVP Annual Service of Remembrance at the Cenotaph

If you are interested in what has been happening with the park over the last couple of years, check out the Victoria Park update report, and the Victoria Park timeline 1885-2018 makes for a very interesting read.
Regular events in the park are listed below.

The Friends of Victoria Park AGM will take place at 7pm on Wednesday 16 May 2018 at St Thomas Aquinas Secondary, 112 Mitre Road, Jordanhill G14 9PP.

Everyone is welcome to attend the AGM and there will be talks about the following topics:

  • find out about the Victoria Park working group
  • hear about the Friends Fossil Grove fernery project
  • give your views on proposals to grass over some of the flower beds

You can find out more about Friends of Victoria Park on their website

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Victoria Park Working Group are hosting a family friendly Easter Event from 10am to 12pm on Sunday 1 April in Victoria Park, 12 Victoria Park Dr N, Glasgow G14 9NN

Proceedings get rolling at the Main Gates. Bring an egg to roll; bring your friends; bring your family and see what fun Victoria Park is! Other activities include:

  • Easter Egg Rolling
  • An introduction to the pond’s birdlife, including the correct way to feed them
  • A look at the fossils in the Fossil Grove
  • Colouring In/Drawing & Light Refreshments in the Curling Clubhouse

For further information contact fovpglasgow@gmail.com

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Back in November 2014 Whiteinch Community Council organised a bulb planting day in Victoria Park as part of the CSV Action Earth campaign.

In addition to the Community Council, Friends of Victoria Park, pupils from St Paul’s and Whiteinch Primary Schools and ourselves helped out on the day.

Recently one of the member of Friends of Victoria Park posted some photos of the snowdrops that have started to come through on the south side of the park along the start of the expressway.

You can read our original blog post here and we even made it into the Evening Times!

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FoVP_History_TalkA great new series of local and family history talks are being hosted by Whiteinch Library, 14 Victoria Park Dr S, Glasgow G14 9RL

On Wednesday 21 February from 6.30 – 7.30pm join us for a talk about the author of the well-loved books, Tommy’s War and Tommy’s Peace. To celebrate the acquisition of Thomas Cairns Livingstone’s original diaries for the city, archivist Barbara Neilson will introduce the diaries and share their content. Hear about Glasgow during the First World War and how rising rents, the threat of air raids and the war economy affected the city.

On Wednesday 21 March from 6.30 – 7.30pm Friends of Victoria Park member Gillian Mawdsley is giving a second talk on the park’s history. Gillian returns to further explore our memories of Whiteinch and it’s history, looking at local people who served during the First World War. Share your family stories or just come along and listen.

Please book your FREE place on these events by calling Whiteinch Library on 0141 276 0695.

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Friends of Victoria Park are holding a festive Christmas Tree decorating event in Victoria Park at 11am on Saturday 16 December can the event will be rounded off with a few Christmas carols and songs.

They introduced this event last year and the tree close to the beautiful Oswald Clock at the small pond was a very cheerful sight over the festive period.

They have sprayed some pine cones and have ribbons ready to hang them up but they would also welcome any spare decorations or even better, some home made ones. If they have too many they might do up two trees to really put us all in a festive mood.

Children are very welcome accompanied by an adult. More information on their website.

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Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
Heart of Scotstoun Community Centre, 64 Balmoral Street, Glasgow G14 0BL
t: 0141 433 0427
e: getinvolved@
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Wed 11am-3pm, Thu 1pm-5pm
40 Kingsway Court, Scotstoun, Glasgow G14 9SU
m: 07515 879747
e: deilsonwheels@
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