Get your hands dirty in Kirkintilloch and Bishopbriggs

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GET mucked in – that’s the plea to locals from eco campaigners.

People are being urged to do their bit for Merkland Local Nature Reserve this Saturday, August 13, 10.30am-2.30pm.

Meet the countryside ranger service and Merkland Conservation Volunteers in the reserve car park off Merkland Drive, Kirkintilloch.

All welcome, but under-16s must be accompanied by an adult. Wear old clothes and wellies or boots. Call 0141 956 6586 for more info.

Meanwhile, you are invited to ‘Get Your Hands Dirty’ at Low Moss, Bishopbriggs, on Saturday, August 20, from 10.40am-2.30pm.

People are needed to help the ranger service bring this degraded bog back to life by creating dams to block the ditches. Wear old clothes, wellies or strong footwear and waterproofs if you have them. Take a packed lunch if you plan to stay all day. Suitable for 16 years and over.