Launch of New Walking Guide for Roseburn Park

FoRP are pleased to announce the launch of a new walking guide to Roseburn Park, researched and written by local resident Rosie Bell. Beginning at the west entrance to the park at Roseburn Place, the guide  features the stadium, the Armoury, the murals, the Murrayfield DAFs and Wanderers, the ice rink, curling and flood defences. The guide links to associated documents on the park’s history as irrigated meadows, supporting the Dalry/Murrayfield mills and the Roseburn floods of April 2000.

More info on the Roseburn Park History page here

Watering Tubs and Trees in a dry April

On Sunday 18th April, the FoRP volunteer taskforce were out watering and weeding our tubs and the many new trees in the park in what has been a very dry April. In particular, we have had two new cherry trees planted which really needed hydrating, as they are just coming into bud. These trees, near Roseburn Crescent, were funded by a grant from the Murrayfield DAFs cricket club and form part of the Ian Shiels memorial legacy.

The log bench also got a fresh coat of finishing oil, as the bark is beginning to shed; protecting what was underneath from the elements will help in securing its longevity.