Isle of Gigha Playpark
When we bought the island back in 2002, the Gigha Heritage Trust
was formed. We had many surveys done and one of the many needs identified
on the island was a play park for the children. At the moment the
children play in the woods on an old tyre swing and plank off wood
for a see saw, but this is close to the road and very dangerous
as the verges become overgrown where the children exit the wood.
Although locals know they are there, visitors and lorry drivers
alike, do not!
A committee was set up and a safe area identified in between the
hotel/craft units and the new north Fyne homes site. There will
also be a path passing through the play park linking the North and
South sites which will enable the children safe access to and from
the play park to the sites and village, away from the main road.The
island children have been involved with the design and in choosing
equipment and were very excited when we showed them the prototype
We are now finding funding along with Fyne homes that are assisting
us with the project so we can provide a safe environment for our
children to play.
Keep watching this space for more news of the Playpark.