We came into being at our Inaugural General Meeting, open to all,  held on 13th May 2013.

We received a small start-up grant from Inverclyde Community Fund and a generous grant from Inverclyde Council Grants to Voluntary Bodies, and our subsequent application for substantial Lottery funding was successful, allowing us to order planters for the Piazza and to purchase plants and bulbs. We are very grateful to these bodies for their support.

Our aim as our title suggests is to brighten up even further our beautiful village. We placed the new planters at the piazza in the centre of the village with the intention of enhancing other suitable parts of the village in due course.

As the Local Authority was not intending to replant the concrete planters in Birkmyre Park (Knockbuckle Road) they were happy for us to adopt these. Accordingly they have been planted up each year in early summer with summer bedding – and subsequently watered and given tlc – by some committee members and then replanted in the autumn to give winter colour and bulbs in springtime.

Later projects include: spring bulbs at the lay-bys on the outskirts of Kilmacolm, a planter and improved shrub and flower borders at Market Place, half-barrels and a replanted border at the Time Capsule and, perhaps appreciated by locals more than anything else, the clearing and complete replanting of the slope at the Pullman (now Carriages).  Three half-barrel planters were placed at the corner of Moss Road and Bridge of Weir Road and two at the top of Smiddy Brae.

We have also had involvement with a local nursery school,  both primary schools, a secondary school and local Guides and Explorer Scouts.

Do look at our ‘Pictures‘ pages to see the colourful displays over the last few years. We welcome feed-back, preferably positive (!), although we would also like to have your suggestions for future years .

We are also happy to have more members, who can choose either to be simply supporters or to volunteer to be involved in planting etc.

There is an annual subscription, currently £5 per person, which will go towards plants etc.

Forms of membership can be downloaded from our ‘Documents’ page.



Peter McKerrell (Chair): 01505872448

Liz Reid (Secretary): 07963973031

Alistair Fernie (Treasurer): 01505872592

We also gratefully acknowledge funding from

Inverclyde Community Fund, Inverclyde Council

and Keep Scotland Beautiful Community Grants Scheme (Tesco)


Adding flower power to Kilmacolm