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Construction of a fence suitable for hedgehogs is underway Glasgow‘with South side.
Network rail workers have completed one mile of border fencing restoration at Muirend.
The ‘Hedgehog Highway’ has openings in it to allow the animals to move freely on and around the railway property.
Following a recent successful trial at Lanark station where hedgehog holes were added to the boundary fence, this installation is the first of its kind.
Railway embankments are a haven for hedgehogs with a rich mix of trees and vegetation that provide the little creatures with a safe area rich in food.
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Sam McIlvaney, project manager for the scheme, said: “Muirend is the first place where we will be adding hedgehog holes as standard to our timber fencing renewals.
“We’ve already used this approach on some garden fencing, but this is the first large-scale refurbishment of fencing where we’ve been able to add hedgehog holes.
“We are committed to minimizing our ecological and environmental impact and something as simple as adding holes to the fences will make a positive contribution to protecting these little creatures for future generations to love.”