A DRUMCHAPEL social enterprise will put down roots of hope during a special tree-planting ceremony.

Enable Glasgow Fortune Works, which supports adults with learning disabilities, has partnered with the area's community council to place a Rowan tree in Drumchapel Park to symbolize hope for the future.

A ceremony will be held to mark the planting of the "Hope Tree," with a number of special guests expected to turn out to mark the occasion.

Service users from Fortune Works have been working alongside other groups as part of Keep Scotland Beautiful's joint initiative with the Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society’s Its Your Neighbourhood scheme, which aims to improve environmental conditions through community participation

Jason Methven, Fortune Works Growing Together Coordinator, has led efforts and is organizing the event.

He said: We focused our efforts on Drumchapel Park and keeping it tidy whilst planting up various plants and shrubs to encourage nature and biodiversity.

“We have plans afoot to plant up some bat and bird boxes later in the year.

“Planting this Hope Tree marks the work that has been done and that is yet to come.

"It is also a way of marking Drumchapel's 70th birthday and all the amazing work carried out in the community every day by groups and individuals who rarely get the recognition they deserve.

“We hope people can come along on the day to see the tree going in.”

Fortune Works is one of Scotland’s largest social enterprises for people living with a disability, offering the opportunity to partake in work-based training and make a valued and useful economic contribution to the community.

It provides a full-time 9am-4pm five-day programme and offers a diversity of training opportunities with a focus on personal and social development.

The tree planting ceremony will take place on Thursday, September 29 at 1.15pm.