Sunday, 28 February 2021

New path between Garscube Road and Canal Towpath

In recent weeks, work has been progressing on the Garscube Link paths between Garscube Bridge and Garscube Road, opposite Woodside Health and Care Centre. This is part of the local path works and sustainable urban drainage infrastructure undertaken with the support of Scottish Canals.

Views of the path construction.

This work will create a fully accessible path network connecting Woodside Health and Care Centre to the towpath of the Forth and Clyde Canal. It is seeking to encourage active travel and increase opportunities to explore Claypits Nature Reserve.

Support for Green Roof Shelters

On my walkabout today, I noticed wildflowers growing on the roof of the bike shelter of Woodside Health and Care Centre. These shelters are creating habitat to support biodiversity and pollinators, including bees and butterflies.

One of four green roof shelters
Information about the flowers growing on the roof of the bike shelter
Some yellow crocus on the green roof
Gorse bush on the green roof

The development of green roofs offers effective and practical use of space to help sustain wildlife habitats. This example shows that there is potential for all bus shelters and bike shelters to provide green roofs in response to the ecological crisis.

Sunday, 7 February 2021

Top Up Tap at Botanic Gardens

Thanks to investment from Scottish Water, it is now possible to top up your water bottle using the water tap installed at Botanic Gardens.

Top Up Tap was launched on Friday 5th February 2021

Hopefully, this new tap will encourage people to choose to refill their water bottle and no longer purchase plastic bottles of water. 

Xmas Tree Recycling at Kelvin Way

Xmas Trees have been piling up at the recycling point on Kelvin Way, in the last few weeks. Thanks to everyone who has brought their Xmas Tree for recycling.

View of trees for recycling at Kelvin Way.

These trees are chipped, and left to decompose. This provides compost for Council to use in gardens and public spaces across Glasgow.