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Dalkeith Country Park branches out to spread Christmas cheer around the town

Dalkeith Country Park branches out to spread Christmas cheer around the town

7th December, 2016

Dalkeith Country Park is set to spread some festive spirit around the town by donating a number of Christmas trees to both Lawfield Primary School and Dalkeith Community Campus.

MSP Colin Beattie was joined by Duncan Mackison, chief operations officer for Buccleuch and a number of school children from Lawfield at the iconic country park to hand-pick five special trees which will be shortly delivered to the school.

Staff at the park helped Mr Beattie and the school children pick their trees from its stock of real Nordmann Fir trees which are on sale from its Christmas tree pop-up shop.

Duncan Mackison, said: “At this time of year we wanted to spread a little festive spirit and donate some trees to our local community.

“It was a pleasure to welcome our local MSP Colin Beattie and Councillor Lisa Beattie to the park and show them around our new Restoration Yard before helping the school children pick their Christmas trees. We hope it helps spread some Christmas cheer through Dalkeith this year.”

Zena Richardson, headteacher at Lawfield Primary School said: “We are delighted Dalkeith Country Park has gifted these beautiful trees to us. It was a real treat for our House Captains to come out the park and hand-pick the trees alongside our MSP and Councillor.  They are now looking forward to decorating them all.

“We are sure everyone in our school community will gain much enjoyment from seeing them; they are a lovely focal point for our school this Christmas and have added extra sparkle to our school term.”

Helen Allan, Facilities Manager from Dalkeith Community Campus who will also be in receipt of a seven foot fir added: “Our Christmas tree is a beautiful beacon of the festive season and will shine brightly in the main reception of our Campus for all to see.

“We appreciate the support of local businesses like Dalkeith Country Park and it will certainly add some seasonal sparkle this festive season.”

Colin Beattie, MSP for Midlothian North and Musselburgh added: “My many thanks go to Dalkeith Country Park for donating these trees. It’s a fantastic gesture and I’m sure everyone at Lawfield Primary School and Dalkeith Community Campus will be delighted.

‘Christmas is a time of giving, and it’s great to see Dalkeith Country Park getting into the spirit of the season!”

The pop-up shop is stocking five, six and seven foot Nordmann Fir trees which were grown in Stirling. The shop will be open every weekend in December and from 17 December through to 24 December.

Dalkeith Country Park has recently undergone a multi-million pound renovation project and now includes Restoration Yard, Scotland’s newest home, fashion and lifestyle store, and adventure playground Fort Douglas.