About the Friends
The cumbersome title assumed by the Friends of King George V and Scotland Yard Parks reflects the fact that the official name of the park is the King George V Park, Eyre Place, whereas locally and unofficially it is known as Scotland Yard. The official name indicates that the western section of the park came into being in the early post war years as a King George V Memorial Playing Field, with the National Playing Fields Association (now Fields in Trust) as its guardian trustees. The local name points to the origins of the eastern section which is the site of the former Scotland Street Goods Yard.
A concerted community effort in the early 1980s led to a complete reconfiguration and regeneration programme being undertaken by the then City of Edinburgh District Council and a derelict space was transformed. However, subsequent years of neglect took their toll and by 2002 the park had become run down once again. At this point a group of concerned local residents formed the Friends, with the aim of working with the City of Edinburgh Council to improve the appearance of the park and the facilities it offered people of all ages.
Monthly Archives: August 2020
Annual Accounts 2019-2020 Please click on the above link to view the Accounts for the year 2019-20. Ref: AGM/300820
Friends of King George V and Scotland Yard Parks Scottish Charity Number SC033445 Trustees’ Annual Report and Accounts for the year ended 31st March 2020 Current trustees Imogen Forster (appointed 2019), Judy Conn (re-appointed 2018), Maggie Mellon and Christine … Continue reading
Friends of King George V and Scotland Yard Parks Scottish Charity SC033445 18th Annual General Meeting 27th August 2O2O at 6pm ln King George V Park Eyre Place, Edinburgh AGENDA 1. Welcome and apologies for absence 2. Minutes of the … Continue reading
NEW TOWN NORTH – IMPACT ON THE PARK Planning Applications due early September A total of three planning applications is scheduled to be submitted to the Council very shortly. One will relate to demolition of all existing buildings. A … Continue reading