It’s a walk in the park
Boost in final play push
A spokesperson for Friends of MacRosty Park has told the Herald that the installation of all abilities play equipment at Crieff’s landmark green space could be in place in time for next summer.
The group is currently on a fundraising drive to provide specialist swings at the popular park and was recently given a boost when it was presented with a cheque for over £900 by chairman of Crieff Highland Gathering Ian Stewart.
Mr Stewart said it was a pleasure to hand over the cheque for £ 910 on behalf of CHG. He explained: “Every year, Crieff Highland Gathering organises a raffle in the corporate marquee on Games Day with all proceeds going to a local charity or group. Although we have sponsored the Highland Fling in the Park over the last few years, this year we decided that the quest to raise funds for All Ability equipment by Friends of MacRosty Park was such a great cause that this was deserving of a bit more than just sponsorship. There was a great response from our corporate guests and we are truly delighted to hand over £910.”
Friends of MacRosty Park and their supporters are determined to see four all abilities swings installed so that everyone is able to play in the park. But the equipment and its maintenance are costly.
Chris Mackintosh, chair of FoMP said: “The Friends of MacRosty Park are still awaiting on an agreed final specification from Perth and Kinross Council – after which the contract will then be put out to tender. We are keen, if at all possible, to select a local building firm. We have currently raised nearly £65,000, against a target (we think) of circa £90,000. So we need a final big push to get us over that finishing line. Assuming PKC can maintain their promising forward momentum, we are hoping that the necessary groundworks can start early in the New Year, and for the project to be delivered late spring or early summer 2018.”
● A crowd funding page has been set up to donate to the project at www. justgiving. com/ crowdfunding/fomp.
We are keen to select a local building firm . . . FoMP