Free community event in Gorebridge this Sunday

Birkenside fun day - Sunday, August 8
Birkenside fun day - Sunday, August 8

The Birkenside Fun Day takes place this Sunday and, thanks to a year of community fund-raising, this family-friendly event is completely free.

Now in its 12th year, the Gorebridge event is organised by the Birkenside Community Partnership.

Councillor Jim Muirhead (Lab) is chairman of the partnership. He is hoping for good weather and revealed the most popular part of the day.

He said: “I’m hoping the sun shines. I remember at our first one it was absolutely chucking it down, but it didn’t matter as we had so much fun.

“The fun races last about two hours and the kids queue up to take part as they all get a medal, they love it.”

Birkenside Fun Day , Sunday, 1pm-4pm at Birkenside Park, Gorebridge.

Read more on this story in the August 8 edition of the Midlothian Advertiser.