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Holyrood Park hosts annual community fun day

17 August 2011

Holyrood Park will be playing host to its annual Community Fun Day and Dog Show this weekend.

The Historic Scotland Ranger Service will be running a host of events for all the family this Sunday, 21st August.

Highlights include a seven metre climbing wall and sports activities for all ages, with fun events including tossing a volcanic rock, the three-legged gull race and frog-hopper bounce.

Dog lovers can enter their prized pooch in a variety of classes including perkiest pup, best veteran and most handsome dog. There will also be a fun dog agility course with a prize for everyone who enters.

The Dogs Trust will also be on hand to offer a free micro chipping service.

Visitors can also meet the crews of the Emergency Services who provide such an integral service to the people of Edinburgh and find out more about their work.

Matt McCabe, Holyrood Park Ranger said;

“The annual Fun Day is a great opportunity to come down and meet the teams who work in the Park and find out more about the activities that run throughout the year.

“This is our biggest event of the year and there are lots of different activities taking place to keep the family entertained.

“We look forward to welcoming people to this fantastic event at one of the most beautiful locations in Edinburgh.”

The event takes place this Sunday from 11am to 3pm on the playing fields next to Holyrood Palace.

Notes for 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.


For further information


Iona Matheson
Communications and Media Officer
Communications and Media
0131 668 8703 or 07827 956 858
iona.matheson@scotland.gsi.gov.uk