Rothesay play park project scoops £129,000 lottery award

Project Play Park is one of 31 schemes sharing in a Big Lottery Fund pot of �4.86 million.
Project Play Park is one of 31 schemes sharing in a Big Lottery Fund pot of �4.86 million.

The team behind a project to build a brand new play park in Rothesay is celebrating after being named as one of 31 schemes sharing in a Scotland-wide lottery jackpot of almost £5 million.

Project Play Park has been given £129,178 from the Big Lottery Fund’s Community Spaces Scotland scheme to build a new play facility for children on land behind Rothesay Leisure Centre.

The description of the project on the Big Lottery Fund’s website states: “This group will install a new play park designed to benefit and include a wide range of people on the Isle of Bute.

“Situated in an existing green space next to the local swimming pool in Rothesay, it will have good access for all members of the island community, including those with mobility issues.

“It will provide a range of stimulating play, activity and outdoor exercise equipment for children, young people and adults of all ages.”