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Dogs on show at Holyrood Park

25 June 2008

The Rangers at Holyrood Park are encouraging locals to get involved in the Holyrood Fun Dog Show. Taking place on Sunday 20 July this fun-packed day will feature games and competitions for all dog lovers.

There will be the chance to enter pets into classes including ‘Waggiest Tail’, ‘Best Junior Handler’ and ‘Best Trick’. There will also be a fun agility class with a rosette for everyone who enters.

A dog obedience team will be on-hand with advice on dog training and demonstrations focusing on control work. The PDSA will also be there on the day with their mobile unit providing free health checks for dogs.

Nicky Pettigrew, Holyrood Park Ranger, said;

“Holyrood Fun Dog Show promises to be a great day out for all dog-loving families, with fun and games for all ages. There are classes that puppies and older dogs can join in, so everyone can get involved. It’s a nice reminder too that Holyrood Park is a fantastic space for walks, with nature and history all rolled into one.”

The Holyrood Fun Dog Show is on Sunday 20 July. There are show classes from 10.45 to 13.00. The agility class starts at 12.30 to 02.30.  Entry to all classes is free.



  • Holyrood Park is in Edinburgh, east of Holyrood Palace and Abbey. Tel 0131 652 8150.

  • One of Edinburgh’s most famous and popular historic landmarks, Holyrood Park encompasses a five-mile radius of land and has probably been a Royal Park since the 12th century.  

  • Holyrood Park is in the care of Historic Scotland which is responsible for maintaining the natural environment and presenting the park for the enjoyment of the local community and visitors. The Ranger Service based at Holyrood cares for this unique historic and natural attraction and provides a range of important educational services.

  • Holyrood Park Rangers are part of Historic Scotland’s network of Rangers – there are also Ranger Services at Linlithgow Peel and at the Ring of Brodgar in Orkney.

  • Every year, Historic Scotland stages an extensive annual programme of events at its properties in care, with the aim of bringing history to life in an entertaining and informative way.  For details visit

  • Members can get free entry to all daytime events, plus unlimited entry to over 70 historic properties throughout Scotland. Prices start from £38 a year.

  • Historic Scotland cares for 345 properties and sites throughout Scotland – from prehistoric dwellings and stone circles, to castles and palaces, abbeys and cathedrals.  For further details, visit:

  • Historic Scotland’s mission is to safeguard Scotland’s historic environment and to promote its understanding and enjoyment.

For further information

Laura Adamson
PR Executive
Marketing and Media
0131 668 8959 or 07769 630 763