A GENEROUS Gourock dad is hopping to the aid of a much-loved animal enclosure in a popular Inverclyde park.

Scott Hamilton has launched a fundraising effort to secure new hutches and poultry nets for Pets Corner at Gourock Park.

The caring dad from Midton launched the appeal after the park had to discard of old equipment that had become unfit for purpose.

The 26-year-old helped raise funds for Pets Corner a number of years ago after cruel vandals damaged the animal hutches and enclosures.

Scott, dad to two-year-old Isla, wants to secure the future of the park that he enjoyed throughout his own childhood for the sake of his own wee one.

Scott said: "A good few years ago I got involved in helping raise funds to replace the enclosures after Animal Corner was attacked.

"It was those enclosures that had to be binned as they were just old and had suffered from wear and tear.

"Seeing as the park is so popular, I had a feeling people would be more than happy to support them in getting new hutches and poultry nets."

Scott, who works for CalMac Ferries, had originally planned to raise £500 for the cause, but smashed through his target within 24 hours.

He said: "The fundraiser has totally exceeded my expectations, which just highlights how important it is to the community.

"I came here with my mum and dad when I was younger, it's always been such a big part of my life staying in Gourock.

"I wanted to do the same for Isla as she loves coming here too and playing in the park and seeing the animals.

"Everything the fundraiser makes will be given straight to Heather Morris and the team at the park to do with what they see is best.

"I've been blown away with the support so far and am delighted people are investing in such a brilliant local facility."

To donate to the Pets Corner fundraiser, visit bit.ly/3voqxdm