Blooming marvelous work by outdoor group at start of West Highland Way

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Milngavie in Bloom has teamed up with the local ramblers group to spuce up a section at the start of the West Highland Way.

The first stage of what is expected to be a two year initiative got underway last week. Volunteers from The Bearsden and Milngavie Ramblers group joined the army of volunteerns who came out in force to clear the right hand verge and plant new saplings .

Jenny Overton, committee member from the horticultural group, who organising the volunteers, said: “This is very encouraging. The enthusiasm has been great, especially among the ramblers who have joined us.

“We would also like to thank the Bearsden and Milngavie Ramblers for the kind donation to help us buy the plants and to the council for preparing the ground prior to us planting the trees .”

Milngavie in Bloom will be clearing much of the overgrown and unsightly plants as far up as the bridge near the CE Centre.

It is estimated the new plants will cost somewhere in the region of £1,500.