Children and Young People Regional Summit

Three representatives from St Thomas’ Primary 7 class were invited to the Children and Young People Regional Summit on Monday 24th August in Oban. Elise, Ryan and Gordon joined approximately 100 other children from schools and youth organisations across Scotland to have their say on improving our education system for all. This summit follows ongoing work by the Scottish Government to tackle the attainment gap in Scotland.

The event was coordinated along with an official Cabinet meeting and gave Government Ministers the opportunity to engage directly with children and young people to talk about their views on things like educational attainment, participation, children’s rights and social justice. There was an opportunity to pose questions directly to the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning, Angela Constance. Later, the First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon talked to the children and was happy to pose for ‘selfies’, much to the children’s delight.



Rouken Glen Park Nesting Birds Survey

Rouken Glen Park’s Autumn and Winter Evening Talks Programme recommences on Tuesday 18 August.  The talk will take place in the Pavilion Visitor Centre, Rouken Glen Park, Rouken Glen Road, Giffnock G46 7UG.  The talk is suitable for all family members.

‘Rouken Glen Park Nesting Birds Survey’

Tuesday 18 August, 7 – 9 pm

  • Doors open at 6.45 pm for tea and coffee
  • Rouken Glen Park recently commissioned a nesting birds survey in the park and tonight we receive the results.
  • Discover which birds nest in the park, how to recognise birds from their calls and how we can protect their habitats.
  • Talk by Neil Middleton, an experienced ecological consultant.
  • Neil Middleton of Echoes Ecology returns to give another talk following his very informative bat evening in May 2015.
  • No booking required.

Future evening talks in Rouken Glen Park Pavilion:

Tuesday 8 September,  7 – 9 pm    Dragons in your Garden – frogs, toads, newts, lizards and slow worms

Tuesday 29 September, 7 – 9 pm    Fungi in the Park

Tuesday 20 October, 6.30 – 8.30 pm   Bryophytes – mosses, hornworts and liverworts  (Please note earlier start time)

Tuesday 3 November,  7 – 9 pm    Hessilhead Wildlife Rescue Centre

Tuesday 1 December, 7 – 9 pm    Rouken Glen Park Archaeology

Liz Rodger
Activity Project Officer – Rouken Glen Park
East Renfrewshire Council
Environment Department
Thornliebank Office
190 Carnwadric Road
Glasgow   G46 8HR

Tel:  0141-577 3912