Living legacy to mark the 
sacrifice of WWI veterans

Honouring the fallen.
Honouring the fallen.

Two East Dunbartonshire sites are to be protected by the council as centenary fields to honour World War One veterans.

The national charity Fields in Trust, in partnership with Poppyscotland, aim to protect recreational fields, parks and green spaces in memory of those who lost their lives 
during the Great War.

The local sites which have been chosen are Coronation Gardens in Lenzie and Allander Park, including Cloberfield Open Space in Milngavie.

According to East Dunbartonshire Council, the national project will also ensure future generations have valuable green space to enjoy as a living legacy.

Centenary Fields protected through the programme can be war memorial parks, recreation grounds or 
other valued green spaces.

Councillor Ashay Ghai, deputy leader of East Dunbartonshire Council said: “Protecting Allander Park and Coronation Gardens means that not only is there always somewhere to remember the sacrifices of World War I, but also to enjoy the fresh air and the surroundings.”

Fields in Trust Chief 
Executive Helen Griffiths said: “This programme is a fitting way for us to mark the 
sacrifices by so many in World War I whilst looking to the 
future.

We are delighted East Dunbartonshire Council is embracing Centenary Fields.”