WOODLAND in Castlemilk has been upgraded thanks to volunteers aiming to help improve mental health and wellbeing.

New signage has been installed and the outlook of the area has been improved after Cassiltoun Housing Association (CHA) received a £3000 grant from Paths for All.

The project has now opened up new places for people to walk, with many locals unaware of what they had on their doorstep due to the lack of signage.

In 2018, CHA Castlemilk Park Volunteers was formed with a diverse group of volunteers, ranging between 10 and 70 years old.

Stuart Whittaker, community woodland officer at CHA, said: “The path routes aren’t strenuous or very long. They range from about 1km to 1.5km, with our main aim being to get people using the area and feeling the health and wellness benefits from spending time outside.

“We have seen an influx of people already using the woodland park, and we are delighted with the outcome. There are around 30 volunteers who take part in our project work, with locals and community groups helping out when they can.

“One of our key volunteers is registered blind. Yet, he still works to improve the area, which is pretty inspiring.”