​​project polytunnel
WEGGA RECEIVES £1000 GLASGOW FLIGHTPATH FUND GRANT
 IN AID OF ITS FIRST POLY-TUNNEL
  1. Presentation of grant from Glasgow Flightpath Fund
    Presentation of grant from Glasgow Flightpath Fund
    £1000 cheque in aid of Wegga's first polytunnel
  2. Project Polytunnel
    Project Polytunnel
    Chairperson Stuart MacRae receiving Glasgow Flightpath fund cheque
  3. August 2017
    August 2017
    Hot work as Wegga's first polytunnel is installed
  4. Polytunnel frame
    Polytunnel frame
    Getting ready to fit the door
  5. Polytunnel at Sutherland Street Growing Grounds
    Polytunnel at Sutherland Street Growing Grounds
    The frame is ready for covering
  6. Polytunnel cover
    Polytunnel cover
    Stretching the polythene in hot weather for a good fit
  7. The finished polytunnel
    The finished polytunnel
    Get ready to start growing indoors!
Flightpath Funds Wegga Polytunnel


The West End Growing Grounds Association (WEGGA) will now be able to extend its growing season thanks to Glasgow Airport’s FlightPath Fund. 
WEGGA, based in Sutherland Street, Paisley, has been awarded £1000 by the FlightPath Fund to buy a super strength 15ft by 14ft storm-proof polytunnel for its raised bed allotment site. 
The polytunnel will provide protection against the elements and help harness solar energy from the sun to warm plants and soil, giving members more time throughout the year to grow their crops. 
Stuart MacRae, WEGGA Chairperson, said: "We're really excited about being granted this award from the Flightpath fund. The polytunnel is going to make a big difference to what we're able to grow, from raising seeds to trying out a variety of crops which need more protection than Scotland is normally able to provide. 
“It's going to extend the growing season for us and that means even more fresh, healthy food for local families."
Four years ago the West End Growing Grounds Association, a constituted sub-committee of Paisley West & Central Community Council, acquired a lease from Renfrewshire Council for two sites in Sutherland Street Paisley. 
With a grant from the Scottish Climate Challenge Fund, and in-kind support from Renfrewshire Council, it created 17 plots of raised beds. As intended, most of its members and groups reside in the surrounding community and, in response to increasing demand, WEGGA is now seeking to acquire an additional site.
Councillor Iain Nicolson, who sits of the FlightPath Fund committee, said: “This grant from the FlightPath Fund and the installation of the storm-proof polytunnel will allow WEGGA’s members get outdoors and continue to nurture their crops even when our famous Scottish weather is at its worst.” 

The Flightpath fund provides financial support to charities and community groups based in Renfrewshire, Glasgow and East and West Dunbartonshire committed to improving facilities and services available to local people.
To find out more about the FlightPath Fund visit
www.glasgowairport.com/community