GETTING around rural East Renfrewshire is now that little bit easier, thanks to a new bridge.

Members of Barrhead Angling Club led the effort to have the crossing installed to link Glanderston Reservoir with local landmark Duncarnock Fort, also known as ‘The Craigie.’

A grant of £4,500 from East Renfrewshire Council’s Participatory Budgeting initiative helped to meet the costs.

Ian McLaughlan, of Barrhead Angling Club, said: “The bridge was opened to the public at the start of this month. 

“We are extremely grateful for the grant we received and would also like to thank the local suppliers who provided materials, as well as farmer Andrew Gilmour, for their assistance.

“Members of the club’s bridge team are also to be commended for their dedication to the task.

“The bridge will provide improved access around the reservoir for both members of the club and the public. We hope people will use the improved facilities to enjoy the local countryside.”

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