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.