SPRINGWATCH presenter Iolo Williams has backed a campaign urging Stirling Council to change its approach to grass cutting.

Two petitions – one by environmental organisation On the Verge and another by Stirling Food Health Store owner Josine Atsma – ask the council to adopt policies which will help wildflowers to flourish, as well as offering bees and other pollinators an important source of nectar.

Williams has now endorsed the two, stating: “I fully support these campaigns to bring more wildflowers to Stirling and join them in calling on Stirling Council to better manage greens paces to support nature, adopt more wildlife-friendly mowing practices in the parks and greens paces.”