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The latest news from Dalkeith Country Park

There’s always something happening at Dalkeith Country Park. So to keep you up to speed with everything that’s going down – or being put up – we’ll post the latest news, articles and stories here.

Spring at Dalkeith Country Park

Spring at Dalkeith Country Park

24 Mar

Spring has sprung at Dalkeith Country Park! The flowers are blooming, bees are buzzing and the days are getting longer – and we couldn’t be happier about it. This time of year brings so much […]

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Keeping Dalkeith Country Park Beautiful

Keeping Dalkeith Country Park Beautiful

16 Feb

      Ever wondered what it takes to keep Dalkeith Country Park a beautiful green space? We asked Alison Burke, our Park Manager, to give us a little insight into her day-to-day role. As […]

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Winter Watch in the Park

Winter Watch in the Park

19 Jan

Winter at Dalkeith Country Park is a little different this year, but the Winter Watch wildlife and nature remain as intriguing as ever. So, if you’re lucky enough to live locally, pull on your boots […]

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Rainbow’s End raises impressive £3,100 for CHAS

Rainbow’s End raises impressive £3,100 for CHAS

07 Jan

Rainbow’s End has raised an impressive £3,100 for Children’s Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS) during Spectacle of Light. Almost doubling last year’s Wishing Tree amount of £1,728 during the first run of Spectacle in 2019. Rainbow’s […]

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10 Things to Look for This Autumn

10 Things to Look for This Autumn

07 Oct

As autumn arrives at Dalkeith Country Park, we welcome in one of our favourite seasons. Not only do we love to see the beautiful colours emerge on the trees, but there are conkers to be […]

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Kid’s Eye View of Fort Douglas

Kid’s Eye View of Fort Douglas

25 Sep

Made by kids for kids!! So, what happens when you let a budding videographer loose in Fort Douglas adventure playground with a GoPro camera and bunch of young friends? The result is a kid’s eye […]

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MEET THE ADVENTURE PLAY GURU BEHIND MINI MAZE

MEET THE ADVENTURE PLAY GURU BEHIND MINI MAZE

08 Sep

Here we meet Stephen Vass, the lead designer at CAP.Co, the adventure play specialists. CAP.Co have been the architects of three integral parts of our Fort Douglas playground – Sky Maze, the Orangerie Zip Wires […]

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Covid-19

Covid-19

16 Jun

*EDIT: We are starting to re-open areas of both Restoration Yard and Fort Douglas. Read the latest update.* At Dalkeith Country Park, Fort Douglas and Restoration Yard, the safety of our customers and colleagues is […]

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Meet Ross, our new Assistant Park Manager

Meet Ross, our new Assistant Park Manager

27 Apr

From axe-throwing to protecting our Old Oak Wood, Ross tells us about his journey to his new job and how he’s keeping busy in the park during ‘lockdown’ to keep it safe and beautiful What’s […]

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Creating Future Connections: Town Gate Pathway

Creating Future Connections: Town Gate Pathway

19 Mar

* This project, which was postponed due to the Covid-19 outbreak, has now restarted. Read our full response here.* Dalkeith Country Park is working in partnership with Midlothian Council to improve access from the town […]

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