From sewage works to a healthy Big Lunch

Barrhead - 20.6.14 - Grow Wild''**FREE FIRST USE**''Grow Wild Scottish flagship unveiled as wild flower haven. Former sewage works revealed as community garden and growing space. A project in Barrhead that has seen the former industrial site thanks to �120,000 Big Lottery funding, was today unveiled as a 10,000 square metre park and gardens for the wider community.''Pictured - 2nd year pupils from Barrhead High School''Stuart Nimmo Photography'07795 364846'www.stuartnimmophoto.com'''Copyright Stuart Nimmo Photography 2014'First Use Only'All Moral Rights Reserved'No Syndication Without Consent'No Usage Without Consent or Payment'No Online Usage Without Consent or Payment'No Digital Archiving Without Consent'Minimum usage fee of �150 unless otherwise agreed'By using this picture you agree to these term and conditions
Barrhead - 20.6.14 - Grow Wild''**FREE FIRST USE**''Grow Wild Scottish flagship unveiled as wild flower haven. Former sewage works revealed as community garden and growing space. A project in Barrhead that has seen the former industrial site thanks to �120,000 Big Lottery funding, was today unveiled as a 10,000 square metre park and gardens for the wider community.''Pictured - 2nd year pupils from Barrhead High School''Stuart Nimmo Photography'07795 364846'www.stuartnimmophoto.com'''Copyright Stuart Nimmo Photography 2014'First Use Only'All Moral Rights Reserved'No Syndication Without Consent'No Usage Without Consent or Payment'No Online Usage Without Consent or Payment'No Digital Archiving Without Consent'Minimum usage fee of �150 unless otherwise agreed'By using this picture you agree to these term and conditions

The Water Works site in Barrhead is all set to host The Big Lunch on Saturday (June 20).

The free event will celebrate the first anniversary of the transformation of the town’s old sewage works into the Water Works community space.

Free strawberries and scones will be served up, and everyone who goes along can have their portrait taken in the flower meadow.

Youngsters can also get stuck into sowing wild seed into Scotland’s largest flower pots.

There will be face painting and children’s crafts, and participants are asked to bring a picnic.

The Water Works project scooped £100,000 of Big Lottery Fund money to turn the old sewage works at Glasgow Road into the giant community garden, after a public vote saw it nominated as Grow Wild’s Scottish flagship project.

Among those transforming the tanks with poppies, marigolds and blue cornflowers have been Barrhead High pupils and Dunterlie Youth Group.

Environment convener Councillor Vincent Waters said: “It’s one year on from the launch of the Water Works site and our community has worked hard to revitalise the area. The site has really taken shape thanks to the enthusiasm of local people and the way they have got behind this project.

“The Big Lunch is a celebration to thank everyone involved for their hard work, and to invite people along to enjoy this shared community space. Please come along on the day to enjoy the garden in bloom.”

Convener for infrastructure and sustainable growth Councillor Tony Buchanan added: “It’s great to see the Water Works site in colour and know that every flower has been planted by someone who lives locally.”