Event will be sim­ply tree-men­dous fun

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Staff re­porter

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

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