The regeneration of a much-loved football pitch in Glasgow's south side has hit its first milestone.

Work to restore Cathkin Park began a year ago today, and has been documented week-by-week by a dedicated group.

The pitch is the former home of Third Lanark AC and is now owned by Glasgow City Council.

Ambitious plans to return the site to its former glory and see a reformed Third Lanark in their spiritual home were unveiled last year.

Those involved in the project hope to see the renovated stadium used for football and cricket, which both have large followings in nearby Mount Florida and Govanhill.

Initial work saw dedicated supporters set about removing 50 years worth of overgrown moss, dirt and rubbish from the terracing of the park - with some sections being done with only a small blade and wire brush.

A year on, those involved have celebrated by sharing a before and after picture.

Cathkin Park Ltd said: "A year today we began restoring Cathkin Park.Working alongside the Council, Jimmy Johnstone's Academy, we have made a real difference to the ground already.1

"33 days of work, cleared 3 1/3 of the 5 remaining terraces and fixed 30ft of pitch wall and 65 feet of the running track levelled.

"Thanks to a huge council clean up of leaves, just look how good this old ground looks today.

"Pitch also much improved due to the constant graft by Jimmy Johnstone's Academy.

"Working together we will get this place feeling like an historical old stadium once again. One year into our 7 year plan."

A spokesman for Glasgow City Council, said: “A staff resource from our parks team became available and we were happy for the team to support the on-going work in Cathkin Park.

“The team of five has been working hard over the past week clearing litter, leaves and broken glass, stripping back overgrown areas, collecting broken branches and removing fallen trees.

“Cathkin Park Limited continue to approach the task of reviving a significant part of Glasgow’s sporting heritage with great enthusiasm and dedication.

“We will continue to support their efforts whenever resources are available.”