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This is for the Friends of King George V and Scotland Yard Parks in Edinburgh

New look

We are just changing our site to fit our new logo and look. Hoping this helps develop our community and encourage even more participation in looking after our wonderful park.

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Spring!

At last, some nice weather to appreciate all the new growth. Tete a tete narcissi planted by children from Stockbridge Primary in November are looking great.

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Thanks for your help

Thanks to all the people who joined us on  Sunday to clear litter and help with a bit of gardening.    As well as a bit of weeding we started on sorting the path edges.  All were agreed that it’s … Continue reading

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Springtime?

The spring bulbs are blooming well already including the ones planted outside The Yard by children from Heriot Hill Nursery.

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Are you interested in helping?

We have organised two clean ups per year, usually in the spring and autumn and we will continue to do so.  These usually prove popular and we will continue to organise them. We have often been asked if we organise … Continue reading

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Fun Day was fun

The fun day in the park went well yesterday.  Fun activities from Calum and team from the council youth service and great bug hunting with the RSPB (who will be back on 3 August).  Lesley and Jacqui from the Friends committee … Continue reading

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Fun day this Monday and free BBQ

Please join us between 2 and 4 pm on Monday 25 July.  Calum from Community Education is running Family Fun in the Park, as he has for the past two years.  It is a free event with lots of great activities … Continue reading

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Old railway tunnel given a new lease of life through an innovative new art project

A former railway tunnel will be given a new lease of life this September, becoming home to an open air public art exhibition of work by local Edinburgh residents. From 24th September, a month ­long outdoor photography exhibition will open … Continue reading

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St Bernard’s FC on STV

STV had a nice piece by historian Dan Gray recently on the fascinating story of St Bernard’s Football Club, winner of the Scottish Cup, whose ground was in our park.  Here is the link to the 4 minute clip.

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Green Flag now flying!

We braved the wild wind to raise the green flag together with Jen, our council park ranger  and Ross from the Edinburgh and Lothians Greenspace Trust, who delivered the new play facilities.  See their write up

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