Group of dads transform Ruchazie Woodlands for community to enjoy

Hard work and dedication of the Dad's Group from Quarriers Ruchazie Family Resource Centre has seen the transformation of a run-down wasteland into woodlands for all the community to enjoy!

Group of dads transform Ruchazie Woodlands for community to enjoy

Article Source: Quarriers
First Published: 23 October 2019 11:27
Updated: 23 October 2019 11:27

Work to clear the woodlands began last summer when the dads decided to turn it into something positive for their children and the local community and after months of effort the area has been revitalised and now includes decorations and even a fairy house.

Rhonda McKinney, Deputy Manager of Quarriers Ruchazie Family Resource Centre, said: “The transformation of the wasteland has been incredible. The dads remembered it as a place where they would go and drink when they were younger but they have worked very hard to clear the area and the project has helped to create a sense of pride in the local area.

“The dads themselves have also benefited from the project which has had a positive impact on their wellbeing. One dad in particular was going through a difficult time and focusing on creating something positive helped him to get through it.”


The new woodlands have been welcomed by the local community and a number of groups have already benefited from the space including the relaxation group for mums who enjoyed outdoor activities around a campfire as well as the much-needed peace and quiet of being outdoors.

Rhonda added: “Children from the nursery, the Funday Monday group as well as Elmcroft Nursery have had great fun and have also been able to learn about insects. It was especially rewarding to see the positive impact on one boy who had a phobia of spiders and how he overcame it by first seeing them and eventually being able to handle them in the woods.

“It has also encouraged the youngsters to use their imaginations and they were inspired by the book ‘We’re Going On A Bear Hunt’ to go for an adventure in the woods.

“Thanks to the generosity of a local company the children have also been able to get out in all weathers as they have kindly donated warm, waterproof jackets to ensure that the youngsters can have fun whatever it is rain, hail or even snow.”


For more information about the leading social care charity Quarriers please visit quarriers.org.uk

Latest Glasgow News

St. Enoch Centre helps Glasgow to stay safe

St. Enoch Centre helps Glasgow to stay safe

St. Enoch Centre has introduced a new QR code system for 'Test & Protect' to make staying safe easier for shoppers.

First Published: 28th September 2020
National comic book tour for Maths Week Scotland

National comic book tour for Maths Week Scotland

Rossie Stone, director and founder of Dekko Comics will take part in digital events in schools across the country for Maths Week Scotland (28 September – 4 October).

First Published: 25th September 2020
Glasgow Life appoints new Curator of Legacies of Slavery & Empire

Glasgow Life appoints new Curator of Legacies of Slavery & Empire

Glasgow Life, the charity that manages the city's museums, has appointed Miles Greenwood as its first Curator focussing on the legacies of slavery and empire.

First Published: 24th September 2020
Dobbies takes part in charity coffee morning

Dobbies takes part in charity coffee morning

Dobbies Garden Centres is raising vital funds for Macmillan's Coffee Morning this week, by hosting its own 'Raise a Cup' event at their Scottish stores!

First Published: 24th September 2020
Tickets for new GlasGLOW dates on sale tomorrow

Tickets for new GlasGLOW dates on sale tomorrow

Set those alarms... an additional seven nights of GlasGLOW are set to go on sale tomorrow morning at 7.30am!

First Published: 22nd September 2020
Recruitment for UEFA EURO 2020 in Glasgow

Recruitment for UEFA EURO 2020 in Glasgow

Glasgow Life is now looking for a number of dynamic team players to join its Host City team for the postponed UEFA EURO 2020 European Football Championship in Summer 2021.

First Published: 21st September 2020
Glasgow Coffee Festival takes to the streets to drive footfall to independent businesses

Glasgow Coffee Festival takes to the streets to drive footfall to independent businesses

This year's Glasgow Coffee Festival is set to be the biggest ever as it takes to the streets for the very first time, in a bid to encourage Glaswegians to visit local, independent businesses.

First Published: 18th September 2020
New GlasGLOW dates added after first run snapped up in 12 hours!

New GlasGLOW dates added after first run snapped up in 12 hours!

itison has announced it's adding an extra seven nights onto GlasGLOW – the family friendly Halloween spectacular taking place at Glasgow’s Botanic Gardens this October!

First Published: 18th September 2020
Innis & Gunn bags Glasgow singer songwriter gig of a lifetime!

Innis & Gunn bags Glasgow singer songwriter gig of a lifetime!

Innis & Gunn, the UK's most recommended beer brand, has bagged Glasgow singer songwriter Mark McDonald the gig of his life – live streaming a show from the iconic Barrowland Ballroom stage!

First Published: 17th September 2020
Little Pictures Call for Submissions!

Little Pictures Call for Submissions!

GMAC Film is excited to announce Little Pictures and is encouraging filmmakers, who have never been commissioned to make a film before, with a passion to tell a story to apply!

First Published: 17th September 2020
A Drive In Christmas Panto is coming to Glasgow and Edinburgh this winter!

A Drive In Christmas Panto is coming to Glasgow and Edinburgh this winter!

Just when you thought your Christmas show had been cancelled, Horrible Histories comes to the rescue with their own unique take on the festive season!

First Published: 17th September 2020
St. Enoch Centre secures the first Scottish Donut King

St. Enoch Centre secures the first Scottish Donut King

Donut King - Australia's largest and most popular speciality donut and coffee retailer has set its sights on Scotland for 2021 when they'll open their first Scottish store in St. Enoch Centre!

First Published: 17th September 2020
The epic adventures of Bill and Ted continue at Vue Glasgow Fort

The epic adventures of Bill and Ted continue at Vue Glasgow Fort

One of the most legendary on-screen duos are reuniting after nearly 30 years for the third Bill and Ted film – Bill and Ted Face the Music, now showing at Vue Glasgow Fort!

First Published: 17th September 2020
Rising enquiries prompts East Kilbride venue to unveil new wedding packages

Rising enquiries prompts East Kilbride venue to unveil new wedding packages

Macdonald Crutherland House & Spa has seen a 25% spike in enquiries after launching a series of flexible wedding packages created specially to help couples get married following lockdown.

First Published: 16th September 2020
Spot willow sculptures in the walled garden at Culzean

Spot willow sculptures in the walled garden at Culzean

The walled garden at the National Trust for Scotland's Culzean Castle is now home to three new willow sculptures!

First Published: 16th September 2020
Ready, set, glow... GlasGLOW tickets released tomorrow

Ready, set, glow... GlasGLOW tickets released tomorrow

Set your alarms... tickets for itison's annual Halloween spectacular, GlasGLOW, go on sale tomorrow morning at 7.30am!

First Published: 15th September 2020
St. Enoch Centre says thank you to those playing their part in keeping Glasgow safe

St. Enoch Centre says thank you to those playing their part in keeping Glasgow safe

St. Enoch Centre is set to say thank you this September to those doing their bit to keep Glasgow safe during the Covid-19 pandemic with a £2,500 gift card giveaway.

First Published: 14th September 2020
Flip Out Glasgow is back in action

Flip Out Glasgow is back in action

Scotland's biggest trampoline and adventure park has officially re-opened in Glasgow, with a host of new safety measures designed to keep people safe when Flipping Out!

First Published: 12th September 2020
Dobbies launches Christmas events programme with social distancing and safety at forefront

Dobbies launches Christmas events programme with social distancing and safety at forefront

With the festive season in sight, the UK’s leading garden centre retailer, Dobbies Garden Centres, announces its Christmas events offering for 2020.

First Published: 11th September 2020
Ancient and modern side by side as new woodland takes root in Glasgow

Ancient and modern side by side as new woodland takes root in Glasgow

A new native woodland is set to take root in Glasgow with 20,000 trees to be planted on former pastureland on the southern edge of the city.

First Published: 11th September 2020
Glasgow Cocktail Collective launches new drinks across the city

Glasgow Cocktail Collective launches new drinks across the city

With ten of the best bars across the city in the Glasgow Cocktail Collective, you can count on the drinks being top quality!

First Published: 11th September 2020
Hard Rock Cafe Edinburgh and Glasgow say THANK YOU to frontline workers!

Hard Rock Cafe Edinburgh and Glasgow say THANK YOU to frontline workers!

Hard Rock Cafes Edinburgh and Glasgow are delighted to announce an exclusive emergency services discount as a thank you to frontline workers across Scotland.

First Published: 9th September 2020
Scottish Food and Drink Fortnight at Lodge on Loch Lomond!

Scottish Food and Drink Fortnight at Lodge on Loch Lomond!

To celebrate the Scottish Food and Drink Fortnight, The Lodge on Loch Lomond have decided to re-launch their Morning and Afternoon Tea's with an offer and a Scottish Twist!

First Published: 9th September 2020
Dates announced for GlasGLOW, returning to light up the city this October!

Dates announced for GlasGLOW, returning to light up the city this October!

itison have announced that GlasGLOW will return to Glasgow's Botanic Gardens from the 29th October to the 8th November with early bird tickets on sale on the 16th September!

First Published: 9th September 2020
St. Enoch Centre welcomes students with gift card giveaway!

St. Enoch Centre welcomes students with gift card giveaway!

St. Enoch Centre is welcoming students to the new academic year in Glasgow with a £2,500 gift card giveaway!

First Published: 9th September 2020
New restaurant set to open in Silverburn

New restaurant set to open in Silverburn

Erina's Kitchen is set to open their debut restaurant in Silverburn this month with a Scottish menu bursting full of exciting flavours!

First Published: 8th September 2020
Oyster Bar opens in Finnieston

Oyster Bar opens in Finnieston

To launch its brand new Oyster Bar, The Finnieston is hosting The Oyster & Whisky Festival this weekend.

First Published: 7th September 2020
The Dog Ate My Homework

The Dog Ate My Homework

The Dog Ate My Homework, CBBC's BAFTA nominated comedy panel show, is back for a eighth series and they need you!

First Published: 5th August 2015
SBH Scotland are on the hunt for skydive heroes

SBH Scotland are on the hunt for skydive heroes

Come fly with us in 2021! Join Team SBH Scotland for an exhilarating Charity Skydive at Errol Airfield, Perthshire.

First Published: 7th September 2020
Kids in Museums and Walkers Books announce an exciting half term activity for families!

Kids in Museums and Walkers Books announce an exciting half term activity for families!

Kids in Museums are delighted to announce that they are once again partnering with Walker Books on an exciting half term activity for families: Where's Wally? Spooky Museum Search!

First Published: 7th September 2020

Sponsored Links

Popular Events

GlasGLOW
This Halloween, step into a magical world full of light, fantasy and fun when GlasGLOW returns to Glasgow's Botanic Gardens courtesy of itison!
Loch Lomond Scary Faerie Trail
This October, just in time for Halloween, Loch Lomond Faerie Trail will again be transformed into the Scary Faerie Trail!
Santa’s Grotto at Dobbies Milngavie
Bring your little ones along to Dobbies Milngavie for an exciting festive experience at Santa's Grotto!
Big Feed Street Food Social
Enjoy the best of Scotland's street food at the Big Feed Street Food Social, Glasgow's indoor, fully licensed street food market!
The Big Escape Glasgow
The Big Escape is a brand new interactive outdoor experience, played on your smartphone, which will turn Glasgow City Centre into a giant escape game!

Popular Venues

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum King's Theatre Glasgow SEC Armadillo Theatre Royal Glasgow The Pavilion Theatre Glasgow The Glasgow Barrowland Ballroom The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall The SSE Hydro