A friendly new scheme has been launched to help a popular country park continue to blossom.
People are being urged to become Friends of Mugdock Country Park and help ensure it grows from strength to strength.
Becoming a member will help to support Mugdock in future developments and will also secure you a range of exclusive benefits, including:
- Complimentary history trail and wildlife leaflet
- 10% discount in the Visitor Centre Shop
- Priority booking for theatre tickets
- Regular exclusive offers and promotions from all other park businesses.
Annual membership costs £15 for individuals or £25 for a family.
Councillor Eric Gotts, Chair of Mugdock Country Park Joint Management Committee, recently launched the scheme and urged people to find out more.
"We're looking forward to another successful year at Mugdock Country Park," he said. "There are exciting times ahead and the support of our many visitors remains essential.
"The new Friends scheme is an innovative way of ensuring the park continues to grow from strength to strength.
"As well as supporting Mugdock, the initiative will provide members with exclusive benefits.
"I know people from East Dunbartonshire and beyond value the park and its wonderful attractions highly, so I hope they will help get involved and become official Friends of Mugdock."
There are exciting plans ahead for 2017 - including the return of the MugStock festival of music and merriment - from 28 to 31 July 2017.
Mugdock Country Park is one of Scotland’s most popular tourist attractions - attracting more than 600,000 visitors every year. The park’s boundary spans both Stirling and East Dunbartonshire, and enjoys spectacular views of the Campsie Fells.
The Ranger Service is based at Mugdock Country Park. Rangers lead outdoor learning and environmental activities in the park’s 260 hectares and also throughout East Dunbartonshire.
Mugdock is steeped in history, with buildings dating back to the late-1300s. The park’s visitor centre nestles within the area’s Victorian estate and offers visitors a great opportunity to discover more about the countryside and built heritage.
Pictured above - Cllr Graham Lambie (Stirling Council), Mary Coulshed - Team Leader at Mugdock Park and Cllr Eric Gotts (East Dunbartonshire Council)