McKirdy Park is centrally located within Lesmahagow, easily accessible, but currently in need of local people to work together for the Park to reach its potential of becoming a shared space, that works for all of our Community.

At this time, the parks’ main utility is its children’s play area, that would greatly benefit from replacement of older equipment, as well as additional activities, to maintain interest and challenge for a wider range of our young folks. Access to the park needs repair as stonework and fencing is damaged and the access is poor for disabled/less-abled residents.

Improving the play area to offer inclusive and attractive equipment will benefit not just the children, but parents, grandparents, and others within the village community. Our intention is to enhance the play area with interesting, inclusive, safe, new equipment catering for a wide range of ages and abilities, channeling energies into positive, healthy activities.

Developing the park will increase community cohesion by providing facilities/opportunities for all abilities/ages. Improved access will reduce loneliness/isolation for older residents, facilitating social interaction with other age groups, and provide an environment that will generate a genuine sense of community pride and common purpose.

You can donate here to get us up to our minimum target of £5500- every pound will be put to work to improve the facilities, as the costs are covered by your signing up to gift aid.

Why is the target £5500?

This is to release funds that South Lanarkshire Council will apply for to make up the last part of the funding package. The Community needs to show its engagement with the project and support for the park by raising these funds.

If you want to do more for your community and get involved- mail us at [email protected] and [email protected]

Lesmahagow Development Trust and Lesmahagow Community Council will be organizing all sorts of events in our local community venues, with Bake sales, Tombola, consultation on further phases of improvements, and opportunity to get involved and make a contribution to your local area.


TEXT Donation

You can also support the McKirdy Park improvements by text message!!

To make a donation, text 'MCKIRDY' to 70450 to donate £5. This costs £5 plus a std rate message. Alternatively, you can opt to give any whole amount up to £20. Text "MCKIRDY20" to 70470 to donate £20. Thanks!

All donations, big or small, welcome and appreciated.

Gift Aid Declaration

Boost your donation by 25p of Gift Aid for every £1 donated.

Gift Aid is reclaimed by MyParkScotland from the tax you pay for the current year. Your address is needed to identify you as a UK taxpayer.

The additional funds generated through Gift Aid donations are invested in the park endowment fund which supports the long term management of our wonderful parks.

Please notify MyParkScotland if you:

- want to cancel this declaration
- change your name or home address
- no longer pay sufficient tax on your income and/or capital gains

If you pay Income Tax at the higher or additional rate and want to receive the additional tax relief due to you, you must include all your Gift Aid donations on your Self-Assessment tax return or ask HM Revenue and Customs to adjust your tax code