We’re pleased to let you know that the new edition of the Friends of Pollok Country park newsletter is available to download here.
Now that the Easter Holidays are over in Glasgow the restrictions on cars entering the park now apply on Saturdays and Sundays only. Monday to Friday the car parks are open.
Please note that no vehicles will be allowed in the park over the Easter holiday which is from Friday 2nd April until Sunday 18th April inclusive.
We’ve been working to update our website over the last few days. We wanted to make it easier to find information about the park, and to highlight some of the projects the Friends group is involved in.
You can click on the new ‘Projects’ menu item, to see the key work we’ve been involved in. We’ll be adding more over the coming weeks, and there are always fresh ideas coming from members. Why not join us to get involved?
We’re also starting a new ‘Resources’ page, to bring together more of the great information about the park, and also the various groups, organisations in the park, and its environs. Please let us know if there’s something you’d like to see added!
Stay tuned for more over the coming weeks.
The Friends of Pollok park committee recently approached the Countryside rangers to ask if there was any equipment we could help them with.
The Ranger’s asked if we could help with firesteels which they use in the bushcraft classes they run for young people. Their existing stock had become a little worn.
We were delighted to supply them with 10 firesteels, and felt it was a great way to help support the Rangers’ classes.
Following on from the successful closure to vehicles at the weekend it is planned to prohibit vehicles in the park at weekends in future. Information is awaited about the proposals for the Easter holidays.
Please note that no vehicles will be permitted in the park during the weekend of 6th &7th March 2021
The Friends have applied for 3 Wee green grants for some left over funds from the original round of grants last year. These are for ‘Finishing off the Wildlife Garden’ with hard core for the paths and buying a notice board and some planters, for some bird and bat boxes and for a new cover for the polytunnel to enable the various groups who use Pollok park to continue with growing wild flowers from seed. The decision as to who receives the grants is decided by public vote.
You can vote at https://weegg.communitychoices.scot/
We hope that you will support us and please do vote as soon as possible as voting closes at 12noon on 16th March !
The roe deer we glimpse from time to time are a huge asset to Pollok Country park albeit one which is in very real danger: Several deer are reported to have been injured and very recently one deer was attacked and killed apparently by a dog or dogs and we need your help to deal with this problem: Dogs in the park must be kept under control although the management rules do not require all dogs to be on leads.
This notice has been posted at various locations in the park by the Countryside Rangers and we would ask your help in reporting any incidents.
We’re delighted to be able to share this video of Otters in Pollok park! This video was captured by Eloise (instagram @el_birt) on Tuesday, and shows the pair on the banks of the White Cart.
Many thanks to Eloise for letting us share her wonderful video!