Teries urged to get involved in park revamp

A rallying cry for more Teries to get involved in the regeneration of Wilton Lodge Park has been issued as the ambitious revamp gathers pace.

Past, present and potential volunteers are invited to a gathering on Sunday, March 1, in a bid to explore upcoming opportunities to get involved in the life of the park and museum.

And the park’s volunteer co-ordinator Lisa Brydon says it is a chance for townsfolk to get involved in a special year for the £2.6million project. She told the Hawick News: “We are looking forward to another exciting year of events and activities in the park. We will be welcoming back many who worked on projects last year and, hopefully, some new participants.”

At the special gathering on March 1, people will have an opportunity to look at the walled garden activities and also get a sneak preview of the new gallery and events programme.

Lisa added: “So many activities in the park are dependent on the contribution of time and skills by our volunteers.”

The park is presently a hive of construction activity with the new bandstand nearing completion for an opening in late April. Works on the walled garden, landscaping around the bandstand and museum and the new museum gallery are also due to be completed in the spring.

The volunteer get-together will take place in the Scott Gallery at the the museum from 1pm to 3pm.

Anyone seeking more information can contact Lisa Brydon by email lisa.brydon@scotborders.gov.uk or phone 07580 788617.

The Wilton Lodge Park project was presented with a Volunteer Friendly Award from Volunteer Centre
Borders in December last year.