Not only do parks and greenspaces provide a place for people to relax, keep fit, socialise and escape from busy lives they also provide a constant reminder of our history and heritage.
Parks and greenspaces, as well as the buildings and features within them, provide a rich part of our history and heritage. Through this campaign theme MyParkScotland will showcase the heritage of our parks and greenspaces and the exciting projects going on to celebrate this.
Wednesday 26 April sees the launch of the third MyParkScotland crowdfund campaign theme for 2017: the focus is on projects promoting and enhancing heritage and history in Scotland’s parks. #myparkheritage
Seven projects are currently part of the Heritage and History theme and they are looking for your support to help them fund their exciting projects. They include restoration, re-introducing an outdoor gym and re-opening a B-listed walled garden.
Ian Goodman, MyParkScotland Project Manager, said: “Parks and greenspaces are a key part of our heritage and the memories we all take from parks throughout our lives help form part of our personal history. MyParkScotland is delighted to be working with a great range of groups to celebrate that heritage with some exciting projects. We have a wonderful range of projects from play facilities within an arrow throw of a Roman wall, re introducing a Victorian outdoor gym and re-opening a historic walled garden. Have you got a great idea for a heritage project? It’s not too late to join in as we’ll be adding new projects throughout May and June”.
Crowdfunding means that anyone can chip in and lots of small donations can make big things happen.
So please check out the Heritage and History projects http://bit.ly/myparkheritage and help them breathe new life in to parks and greenspaces.
The active Heritage and History projects include:
Monteath Mausoleum Restoration, Glasgow Necropolis, Glasgow
The Friends of Glasgow Necropolis project to fund, conserve and restore the historic Monteath Mausoleum
Outdoor Gym for Glasgow Green, Glasgow Green, Glasgow
Installing a new outdoor gym close to the site of the old gym that was donated the equipment of an outdoor gymnasium by Mr D G Fleming in 1860.
Play like a Roman, Kinneil Estate, Falkirk
Close to the historic Antonine Wall, within Kinneil Estate, this project will help create an area to play like a Roman!
Sparkle and Grit! Carron Dams Local Nature Reserve, Stenhousemuir
“Sparkle & Grit!” will take you on a journey through time through Carron Dams Local Nature Reserve where you will find out for yourselves just how far-reaching Carron Company was, its impact on people living and working here, and how its products changed the world as ordinary folk knew it.
Space to Grow, Learn and Dream together, B-listed Granton Castle Walled Garden, Edinburgh
‘Granton’s lost Castle Garden to re-open soon! Help create a space to meet and dream for visitors to this unique walled garden.
Zetland Park Grangemouth Heritage Lottery Fund, Zetland Park, Grangemouth
Friends of Zetland Park have been tasked with raising £25,000 as part of their £2.5M Heritage Lottery Fund bid. In partnership with the Rotary Club of Grangemouth, who have pledged £8,333, the community needs to come together to raise the remaining £16,667.
Don’t sit on the fence – paint it!, Hayburn Park, Glasgow
Working to restore the historic railings surrounding the much enhanced Glasgow park. This will really be the icing on the cake for the park development.
Got a great heritage project in your community? It’s not too late to be part of the campaign email firstname.lastname@example.org with your project idea.