New play area opens
Youngsters will be able to climb, spin and swing their hearts out at a new play area in Cairnhill.
Pupils from Rochsolloch and All Saints primary schools and Airdrie South councillors Paul Di Mascio and Ian McNeil gathered to celebrate the official opening of the Cairn-Wood Play Park facility in Cromarty Road.
The site boasts a range of great equipment, including swings, toddler and junior climbing units, spinners, springers and a dish roundabout for children to enjoy.
Pupils at both schools were invited to take part in a competition to name, and design a sign for, the new play area. The winners were announced at the official opening and prizes, which had been kindly donated by Police Scotland and North Lanarkshire Leisure, were awarded to Rochsolloch’s Megan Mulhern, Orla Watson and Alex McCluskey (pictured, above right).
Airdrie Local Area Partnership allocated £40,500 from the Local Development Programme to develop the wonderful new facility.
Airdrie North councillor Alan Beveridge, convener of the Local Area Partnership, said: “This is a fantastic new facility and we hope to see lots of local children and families here enjoying themselves over the coming months and years.”
Matt Costello, council community partnership manager, added: “We’re delighted to support this development and pleased that funding from the Local Development Programme can provide such a fantastic play space for young people in Cairnhill.”
Play time Councillors McNeil and Di Mascio (centre) join pupils and other guests at the grand opening