GBPT are delighted that the Glasgow and Clyde Valley Green Network Partnership have been awarded £4.46m from the Heritage Lottery Fund to create Scotland’s largest urban nature park, spanning the Glasgow City Council and North Lanarkshire Council boundary.
Taking its name from the lochs in the area, the Seven Lochs Wetland Park is a ground-breaking project which will bring together built heritage, such as Provan Hall in Easterhouse, Drumpellier Country Park in Coatbridge, various archaeological sites and five nature reserves to create a national visitor destination encouraging people to explore the ‘hidden’ heritage within its boundaries.
Improved visitor facilities are planned to create gateways to the park as well as the restoration of Provan Hall – one of Glasgow’s oldest buildings. Walking and cycling routes will link the gateway sites and a range of activities introduced for people to enjoy and learn about the area’s heritage.
GBPT worked with Glasgow City Council and the Glasgow and Clyde Valley Green Network Partnership to develop the proposals for the Provan Hall Heritage Project as part of the wider Seven Lochs Project.