Shettleston Community Growing Project

Following on from a highly successful summer programme, our Smelly Welly Club restarted its regular Tuesday and Thursday after-school club, which ran from August until the end of October, including during the October school holiday. New for the autumn season, we introduced a new Saturday Club, which welcomed parents as well as children and proved very popular with both. Regulars and new faces came along and with lots of new and fun activities on offer, there was never a dull moment.

Alex Neil MSP visits the Smelly Welly Club

Members enjoyed planting, harvesting and cooking the fruits of their efforts, making some nice Smelly Welly jam, fruit laden pancakes and home-made soup.

The Club had a couple of trips outside Shettleston, first to the Cuningar Loop - the Forestry Commission's new £5.7 million Commonwealth Legacy project near Rutherglen - and on the last club day of the year, members burned off some energy at Ryze Trampoline in the city centre.

The children were delighted to be presented with a cheque for £2,000 from the STV Appeal - this will add to their own fundraising efforts to help rebuild and replace their shed with something bigger and better.

STV Appeal present Smelly Welly Club with £2000 cheque 

Although the club has now wound down for the winter period, it will be back next year with even more good stuff to do. Members will be contacted in due course and any potential new recruits can call Kenny on 07811 981 200 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.