Zetland Park’s rich heritage and its connection to the local community has been celebrated with a flag design project.
24 groups including seven Grangemouth schools were involved in designing and creating 12 unique and colourful flags which will each have a turn to fly high in the park during the year.
And on Monday 9th May the colourful flag created by pupils across Grangemouth High Schools was raised to take pride of place in the park for two weeks.
Allana Hughes, Project Co-ordinator said: “The Zetland Park flagpole formally stood unused for 50 weeks of the year, only being used to fly the Children’s Day Flag for two weeks. It will be fantastic to see a further 12 flags flown throughout the year as a visual reminder of the park’s rich heritage and its links with the local community.“
The £2.5 million transformation of Zetland Park is nearing completion with the majority of improvements on track to be complete for Grangemouth’s Children’s Day on 18 June.
The regeneration project has been supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund whose total contribution now sits at £1.12m. Partnership funding to the investment being made by Falkirk Council has been secured from INEOS, BP, Play as One Scotland, Rotary Club of Grangemouth, Wooden Spoon, the Children’s Charity of Rugby, the Clothworker’s Foundation and community fundraising led by Friends of Zetland Park. Grant awards have also been made by Avondale Environmental, part of the NPL Group through the Scottish Landfill Communities Fund, FFC Communities Foundation and War Memorials Trust.