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.
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