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Christmas and New Year Holyrood Park road traffic closures

20 December 2013

Visitors to Holyrood Park in Edinburgh will be able to enjoy a safer, traffic-free environment during four days of road closures over the festive season.

There will be road closures on December 25th, December 26th,  January 1st and January 2nd 2014.

The closures, which operate from 8am till 4pm, will be put in place on Queen’s Drive and Duddingston Low Road.

Martin Gray, Ranger and Visitors Services Manager for Historic Scotland at Holyrood Park, said:  “This is a really busy time for the park with people keen to enjoy this magnificent outdoor space as part of their festive activities.  The road closures give people an opportunity to escape the hustle and bustle,  try out their new bikes and other Christmas presents and allow the New Year’s Day triathlon to take place.

“We want to encourage people to use the park in a safer, traffic-free environment and have fun over the festive period.”

The High Road loop and car parks will remain open to cars, weather and events permitting, and drivers can park their vehicles as usual at the Meadowbank and Duddingston car parks and on these festive dates for free at the Park’s Holyrood Palace car park.

Notes to editors:

  • Historic Scotland is an executive agency of the Scottish Government charged with safeguarding the nation’s historic environment. The agency is fully accountable to Scottish Ministers and through them to the Scottish Parliament.


  • 2013 is the Year of Natural Scotland, inspiring our people and our visitors to celebrate Scotland’s outstanding natural beauty, landscapes and biodiversity as Scotland prepares to welcome the world in 2014 and beyond. Find out more about Scotland’s outstanding natural beauty at www.visitscotland.com/natural

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For further information


Jennifer Johnston-Watt
Media & PR Officer
Communications and Media
0131 668 8070 or 07827 956 866
jennifer.johnstonwatt@scotland.gsi.gov.uk