This Saturday 20th June 2020, Muirshiel Country Park celebrates its 50th year in existence. Originally ‘Renfrewshire Regional Park’, Muirshiel was one of the first Country Parks in Scotland and has delighted millions of visitors young and old throughout its history.
Why has Muirshiel Country Park remained so popular? Some say it’s the peace, tranquillity and beautiful scenery of the site, luscious green woodland surrounded by hills and heather moorland. Some like the wildlife, ranging from tiny green hairstreak butterflies to the majestic and rare bird of prey, the hen harrier. Undoubtedly however, most will say it’s for family adventures in the great outdoors, running wild through the forest, chasing the dog, munching on picnics by the river and, last but not least, climbing Windy Hill!
We’re looking for you to join us in celebrating this milestone for the Country Park by sharing your memories on our facebook page. Every day this week we’re posting photographs from the archives, most scanned from old slides to show what life has been like at the Country Park over the last 50 years. Leave us a comment under an image that jogs your memory or send us a facebook message to share yours, we’re looking forward to hearing from you!