Kilmardinny Loch benches are works of art

Thursday, 25 November, 2021

Kilmardinny benchVisitors to Bearsden's Kilmardinny Loch can now enjoy its stunning scenery from the comfort of three beautifully carved log seats that are more like work of arts than benches.

Carved by nationally-acclaimed chainsaw wood sculptor Iain Chalmers of Chainsaw Creations and commissioned by Streetscene Technical Support, the benches offer a welcome resting spot.

The new seats with their glorious colours and depictions of animals found at Kilmardinny Loch along with a couple of magical characters, should be a great success and enjoyed by young and old alike.

Joint Council Leader Andrew Polson said, "I am delighted that the Council was able to support this project.

"The Loch is a Local Nature Reserve and has great importance in the area, popular with local people and visitors. Thanks to the wonderful craftsmanship of Iain Chalmers we have three beautiful carved log seats to enhance a wonderful local attraction."

Joint Council Leader Vaughan Moody added, "Chainsaw Creations have done a truly fantastic job with the benches. Not only are they somewhere for walkers to have a rest but they are also a work of art that fit perfectly into their natural surroundings.

"The carved log seats are striking and a brilliant addition to Kilmardinny Loch. I'm sure everyone will be pleased with the results."

The benches replace two older seats at the Loch which have been given a fitting resting place in the nearby woods where they will slowly decompose providing habitat for frogs, beetles and other creatures. The work is part of ongoing improvements to the park and surrounds, that includes biodiversity enhancement work and drainage improvements to Mosshead open space.


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