TWO accessibility swings have been installed in Barrhead and Giffnock.

Funded by East Renfrewshire Council’s community benefits, the new swings have been put in place at Carlibar Park, in Barrhead, and Rouken Glen Park, in Giffnock, to allow those in a wheelchair to enjoy a day out, in a secure and safe environment.

The swings can only be used by wheelchair users and are kept locked at all times when not in use.

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They can be accessed with the nationally used RADAR key, with user instructions and webbing for securing wheelchairs stored in the swing’s restraint compartment.

Councillor Alan Lafferty, convenor for environment, said: “I am really pleased we have added to the fantastic facilities at Carlibar and Rouken Glen.

“We want as many people as possible to enjoy our parks and these new swings will allow those in wheelchairs to no longer just see others enjoy the play areas. 

“They can now experience it for themselves.”