A new natural play space

A new natural play space

Linked to the new playpark project, funding has been secured from the Scottish Government’s Nature Restoration Fund towards repurposing a derelict part of the existing play park into a natural play space.

Work will include the repurposing of mounds, topsoiling and a new path. Native trees and shrubs will be planted to link in with the existing pine and birch wood. A wildflower meadow and a small marsh will also be created. Some of the planting will be carried out by local community groups and residents.

The newly established natural play space will offer more green space for visitors to enjoy and explore, bringing a disused area of land back into the park’s offering.

It is hoped that planting can begin in Autumn 2023.

We’ve been gathering feedback on this, and some other proposals, as part of a wider consultation on park developments.

The consultation is now closed and we'll publish the results here, in late January 2023.

Thank you to over 1,000 people for taking the time to share your thoughts. It has been a fantastic opportunity to gather reactions, new ideas and get fresh perspectives on a range of things that people feel passionate about.