Pilrig Park clean-up rescheduled

(adapted from an email from Friends of Pilrig Park)

FoPP’s Events Calendar has a clean-up day scheduled for this weekend (12-13 November). However, because we have only just run the bulb-planting event we will look to reschedule this either later in the month or next month. Maybe a December litter pick with mince pies and mulled wine afterwards? Nothing says ‘Christmas’ quite like pulling old bits of carpet out of the woods in your local park!

LCCC suggests you contact FoPP via email (friendsofpilrigpark@gmail.com) or Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/FriendsOfPilrigPark) to find out when the event will take place. Of course, if we find out, we will be sure to post it here.

Mini-best hunt, Pilrig Park, Saturday

The RSPB are going to be running a mini-beast hunt this Saturday (17th September) from 10am until 4pm in Pilrig Park.  They will be setting up in the play park next to Pilrig Street and will be running a number of drop in sessions throughout the day.
At the moment the forecast is for a dry day but please bring along waterproofs if the rain looks like it may start!
Further information can also be found on the Friends of Pilrig Park Facebook page.
Hope to see you there!
Friends of Pilrig Park

RSPB in Pilrig Park – Monday!


This coming Monday (18th July) the RSPB will be at Pilrig Park running lots of activities for you to get involved in – from minibeast hunts to bird watching, nature’s colours and lots of other fun activities. This is to celebrate Love Parks Week, celebrating how great our local green spaces are. We will also be making homes for nature in a craft activity. Come and explore your local park and find all the creepy crawlies that live within it!

Where: Pilrig Park, Edinburgh

When: We will be there from 10am until 3pm on Monday 18th July

What to bring: Stout footwear and maybe a raincoat!

Friends of Pilrig Park want to hear from YOU!

(adapted from an email from Friends of Pilrig Park)

Firstly a big ‘thank you’ to everyone who came along on Sunday to help tidy up the park. There was a great turn out and the park now looks immaculate!

We have, however, been getting a lot of comments recently about the state of the small play park (to the north of the park). The Friends of Pilrig Park are looking to work with City of Edinburgh Council to try to improve the facilities and it would be great to have your input into this.

Please can you complete a very quick (7 question!) survey to let us know your thoughts and ideas about the small play park. At this stage we can not promise anything but it would be great to have an idea of what people would want to see in this part of the park. The survey is completely anonymous and can be accessed via the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/6CXZVNT

Also, if you would like to come along to talk about this further – give us your thoughts and suggestions –  there is a public meeting specifically about the small play park scheduled between 6.00-7.00pm on Wednesday 25th May at the McDonald Road Library. Even if you have completed the survey it would be great to see you there as we can get more information and start to pull together a plan of action!

Thank you for all your help.