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If you go down to Westerton’s Cairnhill Woods today...

Cairnhill Woods, Bearsden, Launch of Nature Trail.
Westerton Primary Pupils with Councillors and members
Photo by Paul Mc Sherry Tuesday 29th April 2014.

Cairnhill Woods, Bearsden, Launch of Nature Trail. Westerton Primary Pupils with Councillors and members Photo by Paul Mc Sherry Tuesday 29th April 2014.

Westerton’s Cairnhill Woods has a number of new animal wood carvings following a grant from a community project group.

The Cairnhill Woods Group, in partnership with the council’s neighbourhood services greenspace team, applied for funding from the Central Scotland Green Network Community Project and the work was done by Iain Chalmers of Chainsaw Creations.

The project is aimed at encouraging people - especially youngsters - to use their local open spaces, with children from Westerton Primary School involved in designing the carvings.

Recently, youngsters from Westerton Nursery visited the area to watch Iain transforming dead trees into bears and other animals.

Councillor Ashay Ghai, depute leader of the council and convener of neighbourhood services, said: “This is a lovely project and I’m really pleased to have helped deliver this for people in Bearsden. I am sure the carvings will bring lots of pleasure to local children and their families.”

Emma Sheppard, of the Cairnhill Woods Group, added:“We are thrilled at the final result – we love the bears! It has been great working with the school and East Dunbartonshire Council on this project.”

The group now hope to work with the council to improve the paths.

Ms Sheppard added: “We know this is a challenge in this current financial climate, but we hope the high level of local support should help us secure further grants.”

“We are holding our next volunteer action day on May 17 at 2pm at post 1 in the woods.”

For more go to www.westertonvillage.org.uk

 

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