Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Saughton Park Project

Saughton Park isn't actually in my Ward - but very close to the boundary with Ward 7 ;-)

I've always had a bit of a soft-spot for it though ... spent days (literally!) there when Junior was little; and just love the place.

So - I was absolutely delighted last year when a project to restore the Park to its former glory (this snap is of the Park in the 1930's!), received significant Heritage Lottery Funding; you can read about the funding award here.
And I'm equally delighted to be able to report that the first stages of the project are now moving on apace - you can read a lot more about what's going on via the pages here ...
... and specifically, you can catch up on imminent news and events via here.
Indeed --- during ‘Love Parks Week’ (25th July – 4th August)  there are two fun events:
  • On Tuesday 29th of July (10am) there will be a launch of the Saughton Park Geocaching Trail -- Geocaching is a sort of hi-tech treasure hunt, see or for details. This trail is being supported by the Geocaching Association of Great Britain.
  • And on Wednesday 30th of July (10am-4pm) there will be the first ‘Great Saughton Bear Hunt’ where children and their families are invited to hunt for the 30 bears which have taken up residence in the Park.

Go on; all the details are here - you know you want to :-)

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