Little France Park: Everyone who helped create Edinburgh's newest green oasis is a hero – Donald Anderson
After many years, I have just stepped down from the board of Edinburgh and Lothians Greenspace Trust.
I was involved in setting up the trust way back in 1991 and was kindly asked to re-join the board after its 21st birthday celebrations, but it’s time to move on.
The trust was established to improve Edinburgh’s greenbelt, but also to enable and encourage people to enjoy it. Over the period, the trust has secured and delivered millions of pounds of improvements, from planting hundreds of thousands of trees to delivering new and improved paths, parks and cycleways in every corner of the city and beyond.
If you live in Edinburgh, you’ll see its achievements every day when you’re out and about.
Only 35 per cent of Edinburgh is built on. Our green spaces are a critical part of the amazing quality of life that the city has to offer.
The trust has helped transform those special green spaces that we all love to spend time in. And it has worked with the council to create Little France Park, Edinburgh’s newest park.
Over lockdown, I became a regular visitor. It’s an amazing green oasis where people and wildlife can spend time and thrive.
You will soon be able to walk or cycle from near Peffermill to Midlothian, and hopefully from the Pentlands to Portobello through the park.
I think those involved are heroes, and I wish them every success for the future. They’ve made Edinburgh a much better place for us all.