Douglasdale REAL Group is a registered charity, founded in 2012 as a focal point for discussion of aims, ideas and opportunities to enable the progression of recreation, environmental, access and leisure facilities in the Douglas Valley.

Our aim is for this website to not only be a summary of the group and it's work, but also a definitive guide to Douglas Lanarkshire and it's history. We encourage you to get in touch with any stories or pictures you would like to share.

Recent Updates


The group will be hosting its next AGM on 17th January 2022, 7pm, at Glespin Community Hall. This will be followed by a general meeting.

Want a reminder? Become a member and receive regular updates and reminders via email from the group.

All welcome.

Yoga @ the Castle

24th April 2021

Donation based yoga class with Yoga Warrior on 5th of May 2020

  • All donations will go to Douglasdale REAL Group

  • No mats required

  • Social distancing will be observed

  • Limited spaces

To reserve your spot email yvonne@yogawarrior.co.uk.

Planting Trees at Douglas West Community Woodland

26th March 2021

Last weekend, members of the group visited the Douglas West Community Woodland to do some work. Jobs undertaken were strimming, weeding, litter picking, and the planting of some very special trees.

The trees planted were flowering cherry, their Latin name being "prunus serrulata kanzan". Kanzan is a medium sized deciduous tree, stiffly vase shaped when young, later spreading with coppery young foliage and vivid purple-pink double flowers with a 5cm width opening for crimson buds.

The trees are Japanese and should produce lovely blossoms in April/May.

The group would like to thank the kind Douglas resident for their donation of the trees, and we hope that everyone in the village will benefit from the gorgeous blooms they will bring.

Virtual AGM

17th February 2021

Our AGM will take place on Wednesday the 10th of March, at 7pm.

Due to the ongong COVID-19 pandemic, the meeting will be hosted on Zoom.

To register your interest, please click on the link below and fill out the form, this will allow us to send you the link to the meeting on the day.

Alternatively, you may wish to contact us with a question that we will discuss at the meeting.