Water Works garden is blooming wonderful

Dunterlie Youth Group members Amy Grey (12) and Leah Henderson (11) enjoy the community's new wildflower garden
Dunterlie Youth Group members Amy Grey (12) and Leah Henderson (11) enjoy the community's new wildflower garden

The East Ren sewage site transformed into an industrial wildlife garden is now in full bloom.

School pupils, youth groups and volunteers laid the first seeds at Barrhead Water Works in spring — and now the place is a riot of colour, with old water tanks turned into planters for poppies, marigolds and blue cornflowers.

Claire Bennett, Grow Wild Scotland partnerships manager, said; “The hard work of all those who have participated in the project is evident for all to see.”

The project scooped £100,000 of Big Lottery Fund cash last year, and a video following the story is available at www.communitychannel.org.