Community led environmental projects in the Southside of Glasgow.

Friends of Malls Mire

Urban Roots is looking for local people who would be interested in being part of a Friends of Malls Mire group. If you’re keen to get outdoors and make a difference to your community, then read on to find out more!

Malls mires Garden

Malls Mire Community Woodland was the first community woodland in Glasgow and became a Local Nature Reserve in 2015. Urban Roots has been involved in the woods since 2009. We help Glasgow City Council to maintain the woods with weekly volunteer sessions, carry out improvements such as installing access paths and deliver a broad programme of activities for children and adults.

The woods are now very well-used and are an asset to the community but littering and antisocial behaviour can be an issue. We feel this beautiful little woodland would benefit from greater community stewardship and that local people play an important role in the future of the woods.

The Friends of Malls Mire group will consist of volunteers who work closely with Urban Roots to:

  1. Enhance and protect Malls Mire Community Woodland and Local Nature Reserve
  2. Encourage the local community to support the care and management of the woods through information and activities


Mall Mires Gardens, Mall Mires Greenery

The group will volunteer to plan and run activities such as:

  • Community clean ups
  • Woodland conservation activities (e.g. wildflower planting, wildlife surveys)
  • Improving access (e.g. path clearing)
  • Walks and talks

**First group meeting –  Wednesday 27th February 2019, 6.30pm-7.30pm, in Toryglen Community Base**
If you are interested or would like to find out more, please contact Gemma on or 0141 613 2766.


Our work in Toryglen is part of the Growing Connections project. Growing Connections is supported by the Scottish Natural Heritage Green Infrastructure Community Engagement Fund which is funded through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). We are grateful to the Community Woodlands Association for supporting Friends of Malls Mire activities.

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