MUGDOCK Country Park celebrated its 25th birthday - with cake and a plaque to mark the special occasion.
While the park is widely known for its historical significance, having the remains of a 14th century castle and the ruins of the 19th century stately home on site, it’s only a quarter of a century ago that it was officially recognised as a country park.
Milngavie councillor Eric Gotts, chairman of the park’s Joint Management Committee, said: “Over the last 25 years Mugdock Country Park has firmly staked its claim of being at the heart of the community by offering people of all ages a wealth of things to see and do against the backdrop of our natural heritage.
“I’m delighted that we are celebrating our 25 year anniversary at a time when we continue to make further improvements to our facilities and I hope that many more people will come to visit and enjoy this wonderful park.”
Councillor Graham Lambie, vice chairman of the Joint Management Committee, said: “Mugdock Country Park continues to be one of the most visited parks in Scotland, and we are very confident that the next 25 years will see the park developing its appeal for new and existing visitors.
“To have a facility like this, close to the largest city in Scotland, is extremely beneficial from both a recreational and educational perspective, and we continue to be impressed at the Mugdock experience, ably supported by all of the Mugdock Country Park staff.”
For further information about the Park please visit www.mugdock-country-park.org.uk