The 55 hectares of Glasgow Green make up the oldest public park in Britain. The land was granted to the Bishop of Glasgow by James II in 1450. Once the green space would have been used to graze the cattle and horses used for food and transport, wash and bleach linen and dry and fix fishing nets.
The Glasgow Renewal Project has restored the park to Green Flag Status and it is now a popular venue for a plethora of events.
The TRNSMT music festival, held in Glasgow Green in July 2017, attracted over 150,000 visitors over 3 days and left the grass looking rather battered. The decision was made to re-turf the 4 hectares that had been affected.
Harrowden Turf’s Mark Coburn met with a representative of Glasgow City Council on site to discuss the practicalities. As a result, 3,800 square metres of turf were delivered in batches over the course of 2 days. A 15-strong team of landscapers worked tirelessly to get the turf laid as quickly as possible.
The all-terrain Moffat Mounty forklifts on Harrowden Turf’s lorries proved very useful for unloading pallets of turf and placing them where needed.
Delivery driver Bill Findlay was praised by the landscape team for his outstanding customer service as he placed every pallet of turf exactly where the landscapers needed it to be. This saved them considerable time and allowed the turf to be laid quickly and efficiently.
Glasgow Green is now restored to its former state and can be used for general activities and further events.