17 December 2020
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Top Marks From Milngavie Primary School17
Pupils from Milngavie Primary School have had their say in our recent public consultation about Milngavie Reservoirs.
The school was just one of the many community groups and stakeholders who gave their views by providing valuable feedback on two of Scottish Water’s much-loved and well visited beauty spots; Craigmaddie and Mugdock reservoirs.
Pupils used their creative skills to demonstrate how they feel about the reservoirs. They produced artwork and letters for Scottish Water which have been compiled into a digital e-book.
Milngavie Primary School
Here's just some of the children with their reservoir artwork and letters.
A common theme shown throughout their work was how much the children enjoy spending time at the reservoirs with friends and family, exercising, admiring the scenery and the variety of wildlife on offer.
The primary school pupils were among almost 1,300 responses Scottish Water received on the consultation that will help inform future improvements and investment at the sites. Launched in August of this year and run for a period of six weeks, it is one of Scottish Water’s most successful consultations to date.
Georgina Reid, Scottish Water’s corporate affairs regional manager in the west, said: “The children’s response to our consultation was fantastic - we were very impressed with their creativity and artistic skills! I’d like to thank the entire school community for their valuable input. The community consultation has allowed us to gain valuable feedback from people of all ages and from all walks of life. It’s vitally important that we listen to everyone who uses these sites so that we get a good understanding of what’s important for people.”
She added: “We will do our very best to take on board this feedback and work to meet visitors’ needs, while striking a careful balance between operational needs at the reservoir, historical conservation requirements and best value for our customers.”
Caroline McElney, a teacher at Milngavie Primary School, said: "The pupils of Milngavie Primary School were delighted to be involved in the Scottish Water consultation process. The nearby reservoir is a much-loved beauty spot, visited regularly by the families in our school. The children were certainly very creative in their feedback. I think it is very worthwhile to listen to the views of our young people in the local community."
“The children were certainly very creative in their feedback. I think it is very worthwhile to listen to the views of our young people in the local community.”Caroline McElney
Milngavie Primary School