As part of the continuing legacy of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and to celebrate Glasgow Green's twinning with the Americas, a Commonwealth compass landscape feature has been created at the Dassie Green, within Glasgow Green.
The Commonwealth Compass was unveiled on St Andrews Day - 30th November 2015 with children from local schools eco committees, Blackfriars & St Francis.
The Glasgow Tree Lovers' Society has been successful in raising nearly all of the funds for this educational project with just a small amount still to raise for signage/Interpretation Boards for the Compass as shown below.
The Glasgow Time Spiral summarises the major events that have happened in Glasgow Green since the melting of the ice that covered the landscape some 10,000 years ago. A path links this spiral to the Commonwealth Compass.
The granite, ground-based compass represents the drawing together of the 70 members of the Worldwide Commonwealth Games Association. The trees planted in the centre and towards each of the four cardinal points of the compass represents countries from the north, south, east and west of the world with Glasgow at the hub.
We need your help to finish off this great project, a donation towards Interpretation Boards will help to provide information on the trees and why they in particular were chosen as part of this project.
If the amount you wish to donate is not listed on this page then please visit the Donate to a park page, choose Park Fund and type Glasgow Green in the Park field then type "commonwealth compass" in the Why did you want to support this park/city fund? field.
You can now donate to the Newhaven Community Garden project by TEXT. Just text the project code (GTLS50) plus an amount to 70070 – for example: 'GTLS50 £5' to donate £5. If you wish to Gift Aid your donation please REPLY to the Gift Aid text.
Images courtesy of David Palmar www.photoscot.co.uk
MyParkScotland provides a safe and easy way to make a donation to support this great project.
To make a donation, click on ‘Support Now’ and select your choice of Gift Level. If you are a UK tax payer, selecting a Level which includes Gift Aid means that we can top up your donation at no extra cost to you. Adding Gift Aid typically means that your online donation of, for example, £10 becomes a park investment of £11.53 (after paying platform and management fees). You need to provide your address to enable us to claim Gift Aid.
Gift Aid is a Government scheme which allows charities to increase the value of donations made to them. Gift Aid makes a huge difference to small charities and local organisations, but if they aren’t registered with the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator and HMRC, they can’t claim Gift Aid (and many that could claim Gift Aid don’t because they find the process too complicated). At MyParkScotland, we take care of the claim process on eligible donations, so that the Friends and community groups can concentrate on the great work they do in our parks.
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You can find out more information about Gift Aid and MyParkScotland fees in the main Small Print section.