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Daily reveals memorial garden location after raising £60,000

A daily newspaper has revealed the location of its new coronavirus memorial garden after raising more than £60,000 for the project.

HTFP has previously reported how Glasgow-based daily The Herald had been fundraising to build the memorial for all those in Scotland who have died from Covid-19.

More than £43,000 has been raised through high profile donations and donations from Herald readers and members of the public, while First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and the Scottish Government have agreed to top up the funds to the £60,000 mark.

The site of the memorial garden in Glasgow’s Pollok Country Park was unveiled by the city’s Lord Provost Philip Braat on the anniversary of the first national lockdown, with the latest development featuring on the front page of The Herald, pictured below.

Herald garden

Donald Martin, editor-in-chief of The Herald and Herald on Sunday, said: “We are absolutely delighted to be able to unveil the location for the garden of remembrance on what is a poignant day for many.

“And not only that we are very grateful for the support of Ms Sturgeon and the Scottish Government with their generous donation to help us reach our initial target of £60,000.

“We want this to be a special place here at Pollok Country Park where people will be able to pay tribute to loved ones.

“This garden of remembrance will be a significant and healing place for the people of Scotland.”

Ms Sturgeon added: “I am very grateful to everyone who has had a role in its creation that includes The Herald, Glasgow city council and other key partners and organisations and of course it also includes to the many, many individuals who have helped to raise funds and donated money.”

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