words & photos by Caroline Finn.
The Lusset Glen in Old Kilpatrick has come alive with Fairy Magic.
It all began when a local family decided to add a door to the bottom of a tree to let the fairies come and go.
Then another family created a little fairy garden, then another and another, now there are more than fifty beautifully decorated little fairy doors at the bottom of trees surrounding the small wooded walk way.
Each little garden has it’s own unique brightly coloured decoration with step ladders, swings and toys.
Children walking through the woods during their daily exercise squeal with delight as they run from one fairy door to the next.
Adults are equally as enchanted by such a magical community display of creativity.
A local resident explained ‘It all started with one door and one fairy garden, people started adding to the original one then in the last couple of weeks they’ve popped up everywhere.
“I walk here everyday and you never see anyone putting them up. When the humans go away the fairies come out! It’s just lovely to see how the community have all come together.
“I think on the whole this situation is bringing out the best in people’.
Between the rainbows, teddy bears and messages of hope in windows and notes in chalk on the street outside peoples homes it goes to show that even in these dark times the people of West Dunbartonshire are naturally inclined to reach out, offer support, gratitude, creativity and even a little magic.
There are lots of guides online to help you make your own fairy door