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Friends of Victoria Park have a series of events and activities running throughout the Autumn. These include:

  • Sat 1 Sep – Autumn Park Clear Up – meet  at 11am at the Fossil Grove. Please bring gloves and sturdy footwear. Litter pickers and black bags will be provided. Feel free to bring your own hand tools (non-powered)
  • Sat 15 & Sun 16 Sep – Doors Open Day park guided walks – starting from the main gates at 2pm and ending at the Partick Curling Club, which is open from 10am to 4pm on both days.
  • Sat 15 & Sun 16 Sep – Fossil Grove – the Fossil Grove will be open from midday until 3.30pm and there will be a geologist, on site.
  • Sun 11 Nov – Annual Remembrance Event at the War Memorial
  • Sat 15 Dec – annual Christmas tree decorating event, with carol singing and seasonal fare

Glasgow Life are delighted to bring you the Great Big Heritage Bus Tour! Come aboard and tour a range of Glasgow Life venues with FREE specially planned activities. A FREE vintage bus service, will pick you up and drop you off between: Glasgow Museum Resources Centre, Kelvin Hall, Provand’s Lordship, Riverside, Govan Stones and Fairfield Govan.

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The Fossil Grove in Victoria Park is open from 12-4pm every Saturday and Sunday until the Sunday 21 October 2018.

Victoria Park is home to some of the most spectacular fossils in the UK – ancient trees over 300 million years old – twice as old as the dinosaurs! The trees are the remnants of vast forests which periodically covered much of what is now central Scotland during the Carboniferous Period. These fossils eventually became the coal that powered Glasgow’s industry.

Today the Fossil Grove is classed as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), giving the site outstanding nature conservation value. It has also been designated as a ‘Regionally Important Geological Site’. The building protecting the fossils is recognised as one of the earliest developments in geotourism and geoconservation and is testament to the foresight of Glasgow’s Victorian forefathers.

You can read more about the Fossil Grove on the Friends of Victoria Park website and the Glasgow Geological Society website.

Friends of Victoria Park have welcomed moves by Glasgow City Council to begin clearing work that will enable the rock gardens and cliffs around the Fossil Grove to be rejuvenated.

The rock garden and pond area have been neglected for some years due to ongoing budget cuts and are in a deteriorating condition. However money has now been allocated for a contract to start the clearing work.

Chair of the Friends of Victoria Park Richard East explains, “We have been in discussions with the Council’s Land Services for some time about how we can improve the gardens around the Fossil Grove. We are now seeking funds to restore the pond and establish a fernery. Ferns will be easier to maintain than formal gardens and reflect the fact that the stone ‘tree trunks’ were themselves were originally tree ferns.”

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On Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 September, Glasgow will play host to the first Clydebuilt Festival, a celebration of boats, folk and our shared heritage.

There will be something for everyone at the festival: whether you are young or old; an old salt or a determined land lubber, come along to see, smell, taste and experience maritime heritage as you’ve never seen it before.

The Festival runs from 10-5 on Saturday and 10-4 on Sunday and is totally FREE except for a few elements which are ticketed – mainly the ceilidh and Castle to Crane race. The Festival is based around the plaza of the Riverside Museum with good car parking and easy transport links to the city centre.

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DoorsOpenDayFestivalLogoNow in its 28th year the Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival is back to throw open the doors of the city in celebration of Glasgow’s architecture, culture and heritage from Monday 11 to Sunday 17 September 2017.

Get behind the scenes in some of Glasgow’s iconic historic buildings as well as working factories, breweries, theatres and more!

With a whole new history, heritage & archaeology themed programme, featuring hundreds of open buildings, walks, talks, tours, exhibitions, special events and children’s activities, the city is yours to explore!

All events are FREE to attend. Tickets for bookable events will be released at 10am on Wednesday 23 August on the Doors Open Day eventbrite profile. Get in fast!

The Fossil Grove in Victoria Park is open from 12-4pm every Saturday and Sunday until the end of September.

Victoria Park is home to some of the most spectacular fossils in the UK – ancient trees over 300 million years old – twice as old as the dinosaurs! The trees are the remnants of vast forests which periodically covered much of what is now central Scotland during the Carboniferous Period. These fossils eventually became the coal that powered Glasgow’s industry.

Today the Fossil Grove is classed as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), giving the site outstanding nature conservation value. It has also been designated as a ‘Regionally Important Geological Site’. The building protecting the fossils is recognised as one of the earliest developments in geotourism and geoconservation and is testament to the foresight of Glasgow’s Victorian forefathers.

You can read more about the Fossil Grove on the Friends of Victoria Park website and the Glasgow Geological Society website.

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