The beautiful Scottish Wildlife Trust’s Cumbernauld Glen, was the showcase for our first ever Halloween night nearly three weeks ago now. Seeing how much effort it took to plan, organise and deliver got me thinking about all the work in the background that also helped it become such a success.  Little is thought about the background works, they fade into comparison of the fun had but without them, quite simply, the event would not have been able to take place.

The path upgrades for instance, funded by Veolia Environmental Trust through Landfill Communities Fund, allowed for a safe and enjoyable walk around the Glen and will continue to provide good access for users of the reserve. The Friends of Cumbernauld Glen who supported us with ideas and volunteers – in awesome fancy dress might I add – are brilliant supporters of the Scottish Wildlife Trust and it is great to be involved with this group.  Carbrain Community Council provided a few volunteers too for marshalling and of course my wonderful volunteers, my stalwart crew who are always there for the Cumbernauld Living Landscape and more importantly for you, the residents of the town.

Some of the staff and volunteers on the night

Everyone who attended has said that they had a fantastic night and how different it was to walk amongst the woodlands at night, what an adventure!  I would like to say most sincerely from the town of Cumbernauld the Cumbernauld Living Landscape and myself thank you! Without your contributions we would never have had such a cute we Rock ‘n Roll witch taking first prize in the Fancy Dress Competition – well Done Frankie! Follow us on Facebook – Cumbernauld Living Landscape

First Prize Winner – Wee Frankie ©James Gillespie
Second prize winners


Third prize winners


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