Quite Route 8 Consultation now open until 25 November

The Quiet Route 8 Cycle improvements in Roseburn Park are now out for consultation by the Council. You can find it all in the link below and as ever we think lots of people should have a say (it’s open until 25 Nov): https://consultationhub.edinburgh.gov.uk/…/de…/consult_view/

Some comments already to be found here: Council consultation on park cycling management

Council consultation on park cycling management

The Council will shortly commence a consultation on a proposal for the management of cycling/walking in the park.

At the FoRP AGM there was concern that just splitting the path might lead to cyclists going faster and dogs and toddlers not observing the split. However the blind spot by the toilet block needed attention.

In discussion with the Council the idea of a 3-month trial to split cyclists and walkers only around the central area was suggested, with cyclists “give way” signs on either side of the blindspot.

Massive Thanks to Everyone


Mega-thanks to all these people for their efforts on and around Sunday (if we miss you out or spell your name wrong, PLEASE tell us):WP_20160904_15_20_43_Pro


Bakers of all ages produced 36 cakes:

Birgul, Gene, Chloe, Layla, Libby, Pamela, Arnie, Ruby, Charlie, Robin, Dan, Grace, Iona, Annis, Ian, Lea, Tess, Jessie, Lucy, Johnny, Katie, Molly, Isabelle, Logan, Jenny, Alfie, Carmen, Bronwen, Harris, Catherine, Jo, Paul, Louisse.

And congratulations to the winning makers of: Chocolate Grenache, Lemon Drizzle, Cherry Blossom, Water of Leaf, Chocolate Surprise, Campfire Kingdom, Rainbow Delight and Awesome Rainbow.


People did all sorts of other stuff to make it all happen:

A guy called John, Ruby Anderson, Johnny Booth, Finlay Booth, Ben Howarth, Laura Howarth, Kirsty Campbell, and


People who HAD to eat cake and decide:


People who WANTED to eat cake:

About 300 if the photos are anything to go by.


People who donated prizes:


Murrayfield Wanderers open social event Sat 13 August


Murrayfield Wanderers Rugby Club would like to invite Friends of Roseburn Park and all park users to an open social event on Saturday 13th August.

It is part of our attempt to involve all sections of the club and also the community that surrounds us.

Games and outside activities will be available on the back pitches at Murrayfield. Bar and catering will be available in our clubhouse. Just enter via the main gate on Roseburn Street, and follow the road adjacent to the railway, down to the clubhouse and pitches.
We hope that you can extend this invitation to all FORP members via your website and Facebook site.

The timings for the day;
11am – 12.30pm – Kids coaching session, this will be lead by the senior players of the club, on the artificial pitch. There will also be an inflatable set up for afterwards.

2pm – U’18s vs Ardrossan Under 18s on the artificial pitch.
2pm- MWFC Men vs Ardrossan on a grass pitch.

The opportunity will be there for anyone who would like to purchase some new club kit for the season.

Also joining us on the day will be the Fierce Cheerleaders and a Fijian dance group. Both will put on fantastic performances, so don’t miss out!!

There will be food in the clubhouse made by our fantastic caterers along with a bake sale and BBQ, weather permitting.
A raffle will be drawn in the clubhouse, after all the games have been completed. Please stick around to see if you can win a prize!

All members, friends, neighbours are invited to come along and enjoy the whole (or part) of the day. We look forward to seeing you on Saturday.

Thanks , and I hope to meet you on Saturday.
Arnie Yule
(Hon Sec, MWFC).