Bonnyrigg youngsters can’t wait to get their skates on

Keith Fuller joins youngsters at the site
Keith Fuller joins youngsters at the site

Excitment is building in Bonnyrigg following an announcement that its new skatepark will be ready for use by early July.

In 2011 a group of local skateboard and BMX enthusiasts met with Councillor Derek Milligan (Lab) to request a proper wheeled sports park for the Bonnyrigg area.

After extensive consultation on the type of facility they wanted and successful funding applications from Midlothian Council, the skatepark is set to become a reality.

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Bonnyrigg mother-of-four Carol Rice said: “Although it has taken a little while to get all the funds in place, Councillor Milligan has delivered on his promise to get a skatepark built locally and this now provides a healthy and safe place for young people, helps keep them stay active and might even keep them away from their computer games.”

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