THE latest revamp to civic spaces in Dalmuir has been welcomed by young and old.

Dalmuir Square and a new play park were officially opened by young pupils as well as long-time resident and campaigner, Isobel Rankin.

The refurbished space, including the HMS Agamemnon play space, was part of an ongoing development that is also installing “pocket parks” in front of Crescent Court and other high flats in the area.

Community groups pushed West Dunbartonshire Council and The Environment Trust (TET) to make the financial commitment to the area back in 2016.

Councillor Danny Lennie hailed the Dalmuir Square opening as a boost for the area.

He told the Post: “We all wish the children of Dalmuir many happy hours enjoying the park. The event was very well attended and everyone had a great time in wonderful sunshine. The community cafe provided free hot and cold drinks as well as sweets, cakes and sausage rolls to keep the opening day party going and keep everyone watered and fed.

“The square and park look fantastic now. The whole area has been brightened up and more importantly the kids love it. This has been a wonderful success story for the Dalmuir community.”

Isobel Rankin, of the Dalmuir Multi-Storey Flats Tenants and Residents Association, cut the ribbon and was presented with flowers by Dalmuir and Mountblow Community Council chairman Willie McLaughlin.

The boat park was opened by Mia Gordon and Arran Graham of the Dalmuir Out of School group. Both were given gift cards as thanks.

Cllr Lennie added: “A very special thank you to Alan McMullen and the environmental trust for the outstanding work in making the new square and park a reality, the work they put in to this and their single minded determination to make the project a success can not be under stated. Our grateful thanks to Alan and his team.”

Craig Edward, director of West Dunbartonshire Environment Trust, added: “The playpark forms part of the wider regeneration of Dalmuir Square and has been well received by the community who have told me the kids love the play park and they use it all the time.

“That’s exactly what the community wanted and I am proud that we have delivered this project through partnership working.”