Discover the Tastes and Tales from India

Cassiltoun Housing Association and Forestry Commission Scotland are inviting families and locals to join them outdoors from 11.30am to 2.30pm 9th October at Castlemilk Park’s Taste and Tales from India event.

The event is free and encourages families to discover the story of Helen, Baroness of Kilbride’s 106 day tour to India in 1959. Activities will include stories from Helen’s diary, arts and crafts, a soap making workshop and teas and treats from India.

Richard Bolton, Community Woodland Officer at Cassiltoun Housing Association, said:

“We’re really excited about our Taste and Tales of India event and the different activities we have planned.

“We are dedicated to making sure that families can spend time together and have a fun educational experience in the outdoors so we’ve created a range of activities that people can get involved with.  We hope everyone can make it along to this great free event.”    

Castlemilk Park is one of the fourteen Commonwealth Woods a legacy of the 2014 Commonwealth Games. Castlemilk has a network of well-maintained paths that are popular with locals and is home to a stunning waterfall, wildlife and spring flowers. 

Romena Huq, Engagement Officer for Forestry Commission Scotland said:

“A key element of our work is about encouraging people of all abilities and backgrounds to experience woodlands and greenspace. Forestry Commission Scotland holds events like Tastes and Tales from India to encourage the public to get involved in their local community, and use their local woodland for outdoor activities.”

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Those attending the event are to meet at Castlemilk Stables on Machrie Road.  You can also walk to the woods from The Braes Shopping centre by crossing Castlemilk Drive and following the path next to the swimming pool. 

Notes to editors

  1. Forestry Commission Scotland is part of the Scottish Government's Environment and Forestry Directorate.
  2. Tha Coimisean na Coilltearachd Alba na phàirt de Bhuidheann-Stiùiridh na h-Àrainneachd is Coilltearachd aig Riaghaltas na h-Alba. Tha e an urra ri riaghladh agus cumail maoineachadh is comhairle ri coilltearachd ann an Alba. Tha Iomairt Choilltean na h-Alba na fo-bhuidheann aig Coimisean na Coilltearachd Alba a tha a’ ruith Oighreachd na Coille Nàiseanta.
  3. Media enquiries to Steve Williams, Forestry Commission Scotland press office, 0300 067 6508 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.