Clydesdale horses will return to Glasgow’s largest park as part of a £13m regeneration project.
The dilapidated A-listed stables and sawmill within Pollok Country Park will be transformed into a state-of-the-art heritage centre thanks to funding from the UK Government’s Levelling Up Fund.
Following the redevelopment of the stables and courtyard, horses that had to be stabled elsewhere will be able to return.
The development will also include a cafe, flexible event spaces for community groups and schools, and provide training and employment opportunities for local people.
On-site traditional power generation combined with other renewable technologies will establish the stables and sawmill as a net-zero site.
Scotland Office minister Iain Stewart visited the park on Thursday.
He told STV News: “Some of the buildings are in a bit of a sorry state.
“To get them back to their former glory to tell the story of the industrial heritage, to have the Clydesdale horses back, I think will be a huge boost for Glasgow and Scotland as a whole.”
Glasgow City Council leader Susan Aitken said the revamp will create a “tremendous standalone attraction” for Glaswegians and visitors.
She added: “The innovative approach taken by this project will secure real economic, environmental and social benefits for the city.”
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