Spring planting in Queensferry

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WORK has recently been undertaken to spruce up the Back Braes area of Queensferry.

Volunteers came to the aid of local environmental group Friends of Ferry Glen when they organised a bulb planting session last Saturday.

Over 20 helpers and children braved the squally weather as well as members of Queensferry Sea Cadets as they planted out daffodils below the viewing platform and along the cycleway.

Pupils from Queensferry and St Margaret’s Primary also planted snowdrops along the cycleway and at the new entrance/exit from the cycleway onto Stoneybank.

And over the past week the city council has provided a stretch of enrichment planting of shrubs and trees along the Back Braes banking. This recent work is in aid of an application for a Green Flag award for the Back Braes and Ferry Glen to support the council’s achievement in winning Green Flag status for Station Road Park over the past two years.

Gordon Wood, chairman of Friends of Ferry Glen said: “The bulb planting exercise completes the work along this section of the back braes and it is hoped that in years to come, particularly in springtime, local people and visitors alike will enjoy a most colourful display of flowering bulbs and shrubs.

“The council, along with the Friends group, hope that this work will result in raising the profile of this area of Queensferry for the benefit of local people and visitors alike who walk the woodland and enjoy the unsurpassed views across the estuary.”