MUGDOCK Country Park thanked its volunteers for their helping hands at a special celebration evening.

Many people have given up their time over the years to help at the park and this event was organised by the park’s joint management committee to express their gratitude to them.

It was supported by elected members from East Dunbartonshire and Stirling councils and hosted by the chair, Councillor Eric Gotts and vice chair, Councillor Colin O’Brien from the management committee.

They welcomed almost 70 helpers who watched a presentation from the park ranger service showing numerous activities that greatly assist in running the park, followed by light refreshments.

East Dunbartonshire’s Provost Gotts, said: “The country park is a very popular attraction with both locals and visitors, therefore it is imperative that it is well maintained which would be impossible without the help of these volunteers.

“Their time is invaluable and we wanted to thank them for their commitment and hard work.”

Vice chairman, Stirling Councillor O’Brien, added: “The volunteers do a marvellous job looking after the park and take on a number of tasks including castle stewarding, tree and hedge planting, gardening, wildlife recording and pond digging, as well as being nature club leaders and event stewards.

“I would like offer my thanks to them for being part of the team that enhances the visitor experience at Mugdock Country Park.”

For further information visit, to volunteer e-mail or phone 0141 956 6100.