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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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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.

The Active Seniors Day in the Park will take place on Tuesday 13 June in Victoria Park. There will be lots of activities and information available primarily for the older people of Glasgow but everyone is welcome to come along.

DRCET will be along with an information stall so why not pop along and say hello!! The event takes place from 10.30am until 3.30pm. For more information please contact Active Seniors on

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scotstouncc_naturetrail_cleanup_nov16Scotstoun Community Council are holding a Community Clean up at 10am on Saturday 4 March 2017.

The clean up will take place along the Victoria Park Nature Walk and the volunteers will be meeting at Danes Drive Bridge (on the Nature Walk) at 10am.

Everyone is welcome to come along and all equipment will be provided but if you have your own gloves and sturdy footwear then please bring them along.

Scotstoun Community Council and local NIVs (Neighbourhood Improvement Volunteers) have organised a couple of clean ups recently in Larchfield Avenue and the Nature Trail.

For more information please contact Scotstoun Community Council on

community-calendarThis event is listed on our online community calendar along with lots of other events in the local area and beyond – check out the calendar to see what else is going on!

20161128_vp_placemakingFollowing on from the Community Placemaking event that was held back in late November at Scotstoun Stadium the consultants have written up all the findings which are now available on the City Council website.

Community Placemaking is a process to:

  • design a public space together with the communities and stakeholders;
  • engage in a collaborative process so that all interests can be addressed in a holistic way; and
  • ensure that the public space is valued and used.

and the aim of the Community Placemaking exercise is:

  • to find a shared vision
  • to design an action plan
The participants completed an initial welcome survey (see image below) and then they were divided into five groups to identify the strengths and weaknesses of Victoria Park relating to the following five themes shown below. The participants had an opportunity to contribute to each of the themes and they were also required to agree three key priorities which they felt needed to be addressed (see image below)
  1. People, equality and diversity
  2. Green and open spaces
  3. Facilities  and buildings
  4. Range and type of activities
  5. Park management

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VictoriaParkBlaisePitchesGlasgow City Council are hosting the Victoria Park Community Placemaking event on Monday 28 November 2016 at 5.30pm The meeting will be held in Scotstoun Stadium Club Deck, 72 Danes Drive, Glasgow G14 9HD. Enter by the main Scotstoun Stadium reception.

The event aims to bring local groups together to develop a shared vision for the development of Victoria Park. The event will be delivered by EKOS on behalf of the Council.

Light refreshments will be available from 5.30pm and vehicular parking is available within Scotstoun Sports Campus and there are good public transport links as well.

If you are interested in attending then please confirm your attendance by emailing

community-calendarThis event is listed on our online community calendar along with lots of other events in the local area and beyond – check out the calendar to see what else is going on!

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WGP_CyclingExtravaganzaPoster_CropAs part of Bike Week 2016 the We Go Pedal project will be holding a Family Cycling Extravaganza from midday to 4pm on Saturday 18 June in Victoria Park, Whiteinch G14 9NW. The event will take place near the main entrance to the park on Victoria Drive North.

There will be lots to do at the event including:

  • Dr Bike checks
  • Cycle skills course
  • Play On Pedals
  • Free Wheel North accessible bikes and trikes
  • Bling-your-bike
  • a juggling uni-cyclist
  • active travel information
    • Go Bike
    • Sustrans Scotland
    • We Go Pedal and Whiteinch Bike Club
    • Good Moves Health Walks
    • South West Community Cycles
    • Friends of Victoria Park
  • Health Walks in the park
  • and a bike recycling point

The event and all the activities are FREE so why not pop along with the family and have a great day out.

Check out De’ils On Wheels on Facebook and Twitter and follow #wegopedal and #BikeWeekUK too!

You can download the poster for the event here WGP_CyclingExtravaganzaPoster_Final

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