Event will be simply tree-mendous fun
Residents in Rutherglen will have another chance to play their part in the ongoing development of Cuningar Loop this weekend.
Forest Enterprise Scotland will host a tree dressing event on Saturday, December 5 from 12pm until 3pm.
The event will celebrate the roles trees play in all our lives and is part of National Tree Week.
There will be plenty of activities for all the family to enjoy including tree decoration making, willow weaving, storytelling, felt craft and green wood working.
Visitors will also be able to walk the woodland trail where they might meet some of the lesser known inhabitants of Cuningar Loop.
Forest Enterprise Scotland’s Community and Recreation Manager for Glasgow, Susan Nash, said: “Our Tree Dressing event is a great way for people to find out more about trees and the significant role they play in our lives.
“We’ve got some lovely festive activities planned throughout the day for the whole family.”
Cuningar Loop is Forest Enterprise Scotland’s woodland project transforming 15 hectares of derelict land on the banks of the River Clyde into an attractive woodland park. The park features an Activity Zone which includes a bike skills park, bouldering park, adventure play and woodland workout area.
Cuningar Loop is currently open for visitors every Saturday and Sunday from 10am – 4pm but only until Sunday (December 6).
Weekend opening will resume on Saturday, January 9 ahead of the official opening which is expected to take place in the spring.
Susan added: “We want to keep giving the local community opportunities to come down and use the park during our open weekends.
“We’re working on creating a calendar of events for Cuningar Loop for the whole community to enjoy when it opens next year.”
Sitting opposite to the new residential development, The Village, previously the Athlete’s Village, Cuningar Loop is just off Downiebrae Road by Dalmarnock Bridge and Rutherglen, Dalmarnock and Farme Cross.
Cuningar Loop is also one of the ‘sustainable’ Legacy 2014 programmes that provide lasting and positive legacy from the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow 2014.
Dress to impress Locals are being invited to Cuningar Loop for the tree dressing event