Commonwealth wood celebrates latest achievement
Published on: Wednesday 10th July 2013
Commonwealth wood 'highly commended' in woodland awards
We're celebrating after Castlemilk was highly commended in the community woodlands category of Scotland’s Finest Woods Awards.
The Forestry Commission Scotland played host to the awards ceremony at the recent Royal Highland Show in Edinburgh where the Minister for Environment and Climate Change, Paul Wheelhouse, presented Castlemilk Park Partnership with their award.
Owned by Glasgow City Council, the ancient woodland has a network of well-maintained paths, a stunning waterfall, wildlife and spring flowers.
Castlemilk Park Partnership was praised for its range of activities for people of all ages to take part, including photography groups, history walks, teddy bear picnics and foraging classes.
The accolade goes to show how small activities can have a big impact.
Richard Bolton, Community Woodland Officer at Castlemilk Park, said: "It's such a great achievement to be recognised by Scotland's Finest Woods for the work we do at Castlemilk. We aim to engage with the community and encourage everyone to make the most of their local woodland."