We were offically constituted as a group back on 13th October 2008. So today is our 10th Anniversary. So much has happened this last 10 years. And it has to be said few groups make it this far. Well done to all, past and present, for all their work getting us where we are today. Everyone should be very proud of the role they played.
Happy Birthday us!
PS we actually started in July 2008 but it took a while for us to get offical.
Thanks to Community Engagement Activities (CEA) group for coming out last Sunday 23rd Sept 2018 and helping maintain the meadow and clear the surrounding pavements of leaves and small branches from the recent storm. Really good turnout from this minority and refugee group of some 14 people and they cooked a meal afterwards.
Come along this Saturday 15th Sept to the Harvest Festival between 1-5pm. Loads on!
Maybe some honey? Some information and activities on looking after the meadow so we have more wild flowers next year. There are still a few brambles available for picking. Although the orchard trees are now pretty bare.
Great afternoon for all in a wild natural greenspace !
Thanks to Mark Galloway of Galloway Wild Foods for giving us a superb talk on foraging yesterday Sunday 15th July 2018. He took us on a walk around our land, and helped identify plants and how to sustainably harvest, cook and preserve them. He then made up a banquet of food for us to tuck into at the end! Credit to Fergus of the Orchard Project for helping to organise this one.
We’ll hopfully have Mark back later on this year so watch out as he only takes limted numbers.
Thanks to Tom who came over from Edinburgh and hosted our Orchard Community event on Saturday 30th June 2018. Credit to Fergus from the Orchard Project for helping with arranging this. We had a great bunch of volunteers that came out to learn about how to maintain an orchard such as pruning techniques and disease control.
He did point out each of our fruit trees needs a bucket of water in this heat so any help on this would be much appreciated by local people. Our fruit will taste all the more juicy for this! Talking of which you may find some of the cherries ripe enough to eat. Please help yourself.
Also any help with watering the centre of the meadow would be appreciated. Get in contact if you’d like to help out.
National Theatre of Scotland is bringing an exciting new production , The Reason I Jump to the land.
There will be a temporary maze within the land 4th June – 23rd June 2018. There will of course be day time access to the site throughout this period. You should beable to walk through the gaps in the some of the larger fencing should you so wish outside performace times.
When the performance is running , the area will be open to ticket holders only. Signs will make it clear when the area is open as normal.
You may hear some flute music or the odd bell ringing. All music will stop by 9.30 pm and will not be amplified.
The performance will run Monday 11th June – Saturday 23rd June 2018. Rehearsals will take place on site Thursday 7th June.
The Reason I Jump is based on the book by Naomi Higashida, a non-verbal, autistic, Japanese boy, who was 13 years old when he wrote it.
Karen Allan ( Karen . Allan AATT nationaltheatrescotland . com ) is the Producer for The National Theater of Scotland that is putting on this performance
Tickets (£8 or £6) are available on The National Theatre of Scotland website: https://goo.gl/2xhsZ4
No doubt you may be aware of a worrying number of incidents across parks in Glasgow (Kelvingrove Botanics, Linn Park, Kings Park, Partick) in which meat or tennis balls have been poisoned and left out publicly. As a result, several dogs have been poisoned, become seriously ill and in some cases died.
We all want to minimise the risk of this happening and use our collective vigilance to keep our pets safe. if you do come across any meat products or stray tennis balls on the ground in any public park (not just the Meadows) and you suspect these may be poisoned, please can you take the following steps.
1. Remove the meat ensuring that you protect your hands with a poo bag or gloves.
2. Dispose of the item safely and fully out of reach.
3. Call your local Community Police on 101 to report the incident.
In the case of tennis balls, it’s very difficult to know if these are simply lost or deliberately placed so err on the side of caution and dispose of them –better a lost ball than a sick pet.
Recognising the signs of poisoning
If you suspect that your dog has consumed poison, you must call a veterinary clinic IMMEDIATELY who will advise you how to proceed. There are multiple types of poison and symptoms can vary significantly. These can include:
• Abnormal behaviour (e.g. falling over or staggering gait)
• Excessive salivation (drooling)
• Excessive sleepiness or hyper activity and restlessness
• Loss of appetite
Do NOT try to induce vomiting in your dog which may make the situation worse
Depending on your location, your local vet clinic will vary but for Meadows users, the following numbers may be helpful to keep in your phone:
McDonald Vets, Queen Margaret Drive: 0141 9463651
Vets Now (24 Hours): 123-145 North Street: 0141 319 4664
Thank you for your help in keeping our parks safe for all users.