Sowing the seeds for lasting legacy

Cllr Keith Small is with Youth Legacy Ambassadors Andrew Hunter and Victoria Smith from Boclair Academy, CllrManjinder Shergill and Cllr Vaughan Moody and volunteers from Positive Achievements - Bernadette Keenan from Torrance and Kellyann Rae from Twechar.
Cllr Keith Small is with Youth Legacy Ambassadors Andrew Hunter and Victoria Smith from Boclair Academy, CllrManjinder Shergill and Cllr Vaughan Moody and volunteers from Positive Achievements - Bernadette Keenan from Torrance and Kellyann Rae from Twechar.

Young people have been helping to sow the seeds for a growing Commonwealth Games legacy with a new initiative.

Wild flowers will take root in a Bearsden green space thanks to the efforts of Youth Legacy Ambassadors, the Positive Achievements project and East Dunbartonshire Council.

‘Flourishing Scotland’ was an eco-friendly installation at Glasgow Green during the Commonwealth Games, which attracted more than 19,000 visitors.People were asked to make a ‘seedball’ and share a legacy wish. Around 16,000 seedballs were created, and 17,000 wishes were collected.

Legacy wishes will be shared through an interactive digital platform and a commemorative bench will be erected in each local authority, displaying some of the thousands of wishes.

Councillor Rhondda Geekie, leader of East Dunbartonshire Council, said: “The Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games are now over, but initiatives like this will ensure that Scotland continues to bloom, leaving a lasting legacy for communities and visitors to enjoy for years to come.

“I’d like to commend all the hard-working Youth Legacy Ambassadors and the dedicated young people from Positive Achievements for helping with this programme.

“I look forward to seeing the new flowers - they will help to improve local air quality, enhance the environment and brighten up the site.”

Seedballs have been planted behind homes in Braemar Crescent, just off Switchback Road.