We all remember the horrendous dark conditions we have to deal with over the winter when using Gyle Park during winter months and know how dangerous it feels.

We want to avoid this in future and have been working hard to put things in place to have lighting installed along the path, hopefully making everyone feel a bit safer having to use the area.

We have already managed to raise £5k from West Edinburgh Neighbourhood Network and have also been advised by Scottish Water that they are willing to help us by providing the ducting for the cable along the length of the path. They have instructed their contractor Amey - Binnies to carry out the work as part of their new project installing improved sewerage infrastructure, this work in planned to be started in the coming weeks. Discussions are also taking place with other amenity companies requesting help with installing the electricity cables. A local company Juice have agreed to provide a substantial part of the required materials at cost price.

But we do need your help – we need additional funding to buy the required materials to get the path lighting in place. As a volunteer group we still to have to raise the current shortfall to pay for the materials - unfortunately the remit for the path lighting doesn’t come under Edinburgh Council but they have provided the project design and have given other support which has allowed the project to progress.

So we are hoping you as a local user of the park can help us – we have started this  crowdfunding page and we hope to raise £10k to make this happen.  We will be offering a “text code” service for quick donations and would just ask that you do what you can.  We realise it’s not the easiest time for a lot of people but we need to get this lighting in place and this is the best opportunity we need with the planned works.

We would ask any local businesses who would like to help us with a donation to contact us so that we can acknowledge your local business for helping us.

Please contact us through our Facebook Group Page

TEXT Donation

You can support the Gyle Park lighting by text message!! To make a donation, text 'GYLE' to 70085 to donate £5. This costs £5 plus a std rate message.

You can donate anything £1 to £20 to support the Gyle Park lighting project thought text donation, see examples below:

  • “To donate £7 text GYLE 7” to 70085
  • “To donate £10 text GYLE 10” to 70085
  • “To donate £15 text GYLE 15” to 70085
  • “To donate £20 text GYLE 20” to 70085