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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.

Friends of Victoria Park will be holding their annual lecture – The Importance of Our Memories – from 7.30pm on Thursday 23 March 2017 at Jordanhill Parish Church, 28 Woodend Drive, G13 1QT

This interesting talk will include contributions from Friends of Victoria Park and Dr Nicky Imrie from Scotland’s Urban Past, a 5 year nationwide community engagement project about the history of Scotland’s towns and cities.

There will be a short presentation about the local history of Victoria Park which will be followed by a talk about how local groups can work together on how to save memories for now and the future.

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fovp_cleanup_poster_22oct16Friends of Victoria Park are looking for help with their autumn clear up. The event will take place from 10am to midday on Saturday 22 October 2016.

They will be picking litter and weeding in the park. Please bring your own tools, gloves and sturdy footwear. All the litter picking equipment will be provided.

If you are interested in attending or want to find out more then please contact Friends of Victoria Park at

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FOVP_LogoThe Friends of Victoria Park AGM will take place at 7pm on Thursday 12 May at St Thomas Aquinas Secondary, 112 Mitre Road, Jordanhill G14 9PP.

This is a very important time for the park as there are still real concerns about the future of the large north west area of the park – the former blaes pitches. FoVP campaigned a few years ago against this land going for commercial lease. Since then despite extensive local consultation carried out by the council, nothing has been done to secure a positive future for this site as beautiful green space and it remains seriously neglected. FoVP are concerned that another effort will be made to sell or lease it off.

FoVP are also very worried about the state of the fossil grove, a Site of Special Scientific Interest which Scottish Natural Heritage have noted is now in an unfavourable and declining condition.

On a more positive note, FoVP have been successful in attracting additional funding to improve the range of play equipment in the playground, we have ensured that the formal flower beds north of the ponds have been well maintained by the council and they have encouraged volunteers who have been planting wild flower plugs and keeping the rose beds in good order.

It’s very important that there is a good turnout for this meeting so please come along.

FOVP_LogoFriends of Victoria Park Glasgow have secured £10,000 to install a roundabout for wheelchair users from the Scottish Government’s Communities and Families Fund  as recently reported in the Clydebank Post.

The group is one of 16 across Scotland sharing £109,509 from the fund.

De'ils On Wheels Bike Workshop

WH Malcolm campaign

Contact Details

Main Office
Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
Heart of Scotstoun Community Centre, 64 Balmoral Street, Glasgow G14 0BL
t: 0141 433 0427
e: getinvolved@

De'ils On Wheels
Wed 11am-3pm, Thu 1pm-5pm
40 Kingsway Court, Scotstoun, Glasgow G14 9SU
m: 07515 879747
e: deilsonwheels@

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