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The Burrell Collection is set within Pollok Country Park - the largest park and only Country Park within the City. The park is rich in rural history, formerly being part of the Old Pollok Estate including Pollok House, the ancestral home of the Maxwell Family.
The park is an important part of the city's green belt and its extensive woodlands and gardens provide a quiet sanctuary for both visitors and wildlife. It is also well-known for its walled garden, boasting a collection of hundreds of species of Rhododendron and the Pollok Park Beech tree, estimated to be 250 years old. It boasts numerous woodland and riverside walks, an orienteering course, play-park, wildlife garden and the much-loved Highland cows.
Running alongside the Burrell’s renaissance is the Pollok Country Park Transformation Project, whereby Glasgow City Council and Glasgow Life aim to develop and celebrate the vibrant southside of the city as a place where the people of Glasgow and its visitors can experience and enjoy heritage, culture, activities and sport.
As part of this project, a planning application for an Active Travel Management Plan for the park has been submitted, which seeks to improve access from the city and within the park itself, including improved orientation between the park attractions.
The aim is to establish Pollok Country Park as a wonderful day out for locals and visitors alike and ultimately create an accessible and enjoyable space for everyone, with The Burrell Collection at its heart.
The plans also involve promoting public transport and pedestrian links, modifying private car access and parking within the park and improving connectivity to local areas.
The application (Reference Number 20/01352/FUL) is now available to view and comment on here.