Good work at Mugdock will help to unlock the Great Outdoors

Friday, 20 December, 2019

Getting out and about in the Great Outdoors isn't always easy for people with mobility issues, but new investment has increased access at Mugdock Country Park.

The Council has funded a new mobility scooter for the park, as well as four years of maintenance to ensure it is available for use as much as possible.

It means people with mobility issues can book the transport aid in advance - allowing them to explore many attractions and facilities at the park.

Barbara Walker, disability representative on East Dunbartonshire Local Access Forum, has welcomed the investment.

"I really enjoy getting out in the park, so was disappointed when previous scooters weren't available as they needed to be repaired," she explained.

"I'm very pleased that there is now a scooter available again and hope as many people as possible can enjoy the use of it - helping to open up our wonderful countryside to everyone."

Councillor Jim Gibbons, Chair of Mugdock Country Park Joint Management Committee, said, "The new mobility scooter at Mugdock is already proving popular and I am pleased the Council was able to help.

"We are keen to do all we can to make Mugdock as accessible as possible for people of all ages and abilities - helping to ensure that everyone gets a chance to enjoy the associated health and wellbeing benefits."

For more information on booking the scooter - or the facilities at Mugdock Country Park - visit or call 0141 956 6100.

Previous mobility scooters have been funded by the Order of St John and Mugdock Trust.

* In other Mugdock news, don't snooze if you want to catch this year's panto at the park - Sleeping Beauty (by Fizzgig Theatre). There are limited tickets left for performances on 28, 29 and 30 December.

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