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Commonwealth wood celebrates latest achievement

Published on: Wednesday 10th July 2013

Commonwealth wood celebrates latest achievement
Richard Bolton, Community Woodland Officer, Fiona McKinnon (Chair, Castlemilk Park Partnership, Glasgow City Council), Environment & Climate Change Minister, Paul Wheelhouse.

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."  


I went to the snowdrop walk today at castlemilk woods led by Richard. He was a magnificent guide, very informative, friendly, knowledgable and interesting. I didn't know the woods existed and the displays of snowdrops was amazing. The wildlife, scenary and the extent of the walk was fantastic. Richard is a true asset to this project. Thank you.
Posted by Alison fletcher on 15/02/2015 7:42 PM
Richard does a fabulous job in Castlemilk Park, we have never had anything like him before... he's so enthusiastic and works beyond his duty, often into the wee small hours, doing research... it is very much appreciated by us all... He is an asset and a breath of fresh air in Castlemilk Park... CH FB
Posted by Castlemilk History Facebook on 23/07/2013 1:08 AM

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