The views are even more stunning at Milngavie Reservoir thanks to new flowers

Milngavie Waterworks. Councillors, Jackie Gilliespie - EDC and Lynn Cree - Friends of Milngavie Reservoir at new flower beds.
Milngavie Waterworks. Councillors, Jackie Gilliespie - EDC and Lynn Cree - Friends of Milngavie Reservoir at new flower beds.

Visitors to Milngavie Reservoir are enjoying a lovely view, thanks to great partnership working between East Dunbartonshire Council and the Friends of Milngavie Reservoir.

East Dunbartonshire Council’s Streetscene Technical Support Team has been working in conjunction with Scottish Water to improve the open spaces of Milngavie Reservoir.

Council staff also worked with the Friends of Milngavie Reservoir to secure a grant from Volunteering Matters, a national charity leading UK volunteering in policy and practice.

The grant was used to buy cornfield annual seed to create two vibrant and biodiversity rich annual meadows near the junction of the two main reservoirs. East Dunbartonshire Countryside Rangers firstly prepared the beds for the sowing to take place.

Councillor Ashay Ghai, depute leader of the council and convenor of Neighbourhood Services, said: “When in full bloom, the meadows will provide a beautiful show of flowers for the many visitors to Milngavie Reservoir and an important source of nectar and pollen for many insects including bees.

“As we all know, this summer has not been very kind to us but we hope that in a few weeks the borders will be bursting with colour which will last throughout the autumn. I would like to thank the Friends of Milngavie Reservoir for all their hard work in planting and nurturing the borders to this stage.”

Lynn Cree from the Friends of Milngavie Reservoir said: “As a local volunteering group we have embraced the opportunity to work in partnership with EDC and Scottish Water and taking steps no matter how small to enhance this much loved parkland. We are keen to continue to build and seek innovative ways together to take forward any similar initiatives for us all to enjoy.”