Holyrood Park show promises a fun day out for all the family
9 August 2012
A fun filled day for all the family is being staged in Edinburgh’s Holyrood Park
this Sunday, when Historic Scotland presents its third annual Community Fun Day and Dog Show.
This free and hugely popular day out features exciting events such as three-legged
races, an obstacle course and rock climbing, and visitors can meet Historic Scotland’s Holyrood Park
Rangers and members of the emergency services.
Commented Interpretation Ranger Matt McCabe: “This is fantastic day out has something
for everyone. Why not bring your pampered pooch along and show off their skills.
“There’s a have-a-go agility course, and if you haven’t tried this before, our resident
dog expert will show you the ropes. We also have a Dogs Trust fun dog show, where there will be prizes
for dog with the waggiest tail, most handsome dog, and a dog egg and spoon race.
“Visitors without their own canine companion can just enjoy the spectacle, or try
rock climbing on a climbing wall, uncover ancient secrets with our archaeology dig, or attempt the Holyrood
Park obstacle course.”
Jack Johnstone, Assistant Field Director at the Dogs Trust, said: “This is a great
partnership event which promises to be good fun, but there’s a serious side to it as well. Together
with the PDSA, the Dogs Trust is offering a free microchipping service for your dog, as well as a free
health check. We want to highlight responsible ownership and how to look after your faithful companion,
young or old. So if you need advice come along and have a day out in Edinburgh’s magnificent Holyrood
The Community Fun Day and Dog Show takes place on Sunday, August 12th, between 11
am and 3 pm. For more information contact the Historic Scotland Ranger Service on (0131) 652 8150, or
email at: email@example.com
Parking is available at the Broad Pavement car park. Sunday access into the Park
is from the Holyrood Road and Scottish Parliament entrances only.
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