Mains Park creations are child’s play

Mains Park play area in Milngavie is looking smart thanks to a stunning new park fence designed by some creative pupils at Clober Primary School.

Thursday, 28th January 2021, 9:51 am

In conjunction with the Mains Estate Resident Association, East Dunbartonshire Council’s Streetscene Technical Support team contracted Elspeth Bennie of The Two Ravens Forge to create a series of panels depicting the plants and animals of Mains Park.

The primary 7 pupils worked with Elspeth to create clay images and drawings of the wildlife and wildflowers found in the park. These were then developed into images and then translated into a series of metal 
panels.

Michael Bradnam, chair of the Mains Estate Residents’ Association (MERA) added: “The association is pleased to be working in partnership with East Dunbartonshire Council to improve the facilities within the park.

“It is good to have now 
completed the railings around the play park equipment. The park brings great enjoyment to many young children and families.

“We are especially delighted with the bespoke artwork panels, created by local artist Elspeth Bennie, in collaboration with the pupils of Clober.

“The involvement of local children in the design of the artwork, inspired by the nature in the park, makes a real community connection and has made this project extra-special.”

Joint council leaders Vaughan Moody and Andrew Polson congratulated everyone involved in the artwork.