Saturday, 17 August 2019

Support for Oor Wullie's Big Walk

On Saturday 10th August, I took part in Oor Wullie's Big Walk which gathered at Kelvingrove Park and enabled participants to enjoy spending time in the streets across the west end of Glasgow. 

I completed three kilometres to help raise funds for the care of Scotland's children. There was a great atmosphere on the walk which passed some of the sculptures on Oor Wullie's Bucket Trail.

Celebrations at the canal

Over the Summer, I have enjoyed walks along the Forth and Clyde Canal. There is a new mural at Firhill Basin. 

Mural celebrating Charles Rennie Mackintosh at the Nolly Brig.

I have noticed more barges on the canal with people spending their holidays visiting the area.
View of a barge on the canal near Murano Student Village.

It was a beautiful day for the Glasgow Canal Festival on 20th July, with spectacular dragon boat races and barge trips.

View of Speirs Wharf and a dragon boat.

Support for National Park City

On 27th July, I took part in a walk to support the proposal for Glasgow to become a National Park City. We visited open spaces and public parks between the Barrowland Park and the Kelvin Walkway to help promote efforts to value nature in Glasgow.

Barrowland Park

Glasgow Green

River Clyde

At the Halfpenny Bridge on the Kelvin Walkway, I gave my support for Glasgow to become a National Park City as in response to the climate emergency, we need to connect with nature and rapidly cut our carbon emissions.

It is possible to work with London which was declared the world's first National Park City at City Hall on 22nd July 2019. It has established aims to support:-
  • a city which is greener in the longer-term than it is today and where people and nature are better connected.
  • network of parks and green spaces and where buildings and public spaces aren't defined only by stone, brick, concrete, glass and steel.
  • a city that is rich with wildlife where every child benefits from exploring, playing and learning outdoors
  • a city where all can enjoy high-quality green spaces, clean air, clean waterways and learning outdoors.
There are further events and activities being planned to protect and enhance Glasgow's urban natural and cultural heritage as part of the campaign to become a National Park City.