A SUPPORT group set up to help promote a popular visitor attraction in Cardross will hold its annual meeting – with the future of the facility still uncertain.

The Friends of Geilston are holding their AGM at Cardross Golf Club on Tuesday, November 27 at 7.30pm.

The group was established last year after the National Trust for Scotland (NTS), which owns both Geilston Garden and the adjacent Geilston House, announced that it saw annual losses of £85,000 at the garden as “unsustainable”.

Talks between the NTS and the Friends over a long-term solution have been ongoing for the past 12 months.

Allison Hillis, the chair of the Friends of Geilston, said: “We are at a crucial stage in our negotiations with the National Trust for Scotland.

“The 2019 budget for Geilston has been passed on a holding basis and it is expected that the NTS Trustees will be making a decision about Geilston in April 2019.

“The continued support and attendance of members at the AGM is particularly important.”

The annual meeting will hear from Chris Packard of the Friends of Hermitage Park in Helensburgh about that group’s experiences.