Pilrig Play Park

Thanks to funding from WREN FCC Scottish Action Fund which is from the Scottish Landfill Communities Fund and from the City of Edinburgh Council we transformed the play park at Pilrig Park in the north of Edinburgh. We identified what types of new play equipment will make a very immediate and visible improvement, which will in addition serve as a catalyst for subsequent activities in the park. The original equipment was built in 1994 and fell below the play value score of good due to its age and condition.

The physical works involved the removal of some of the existing play equipment. We changed the play surface from tarmac to a rubber safer surface. We installed the following equipment

  • New swings involving 2 cradle seats. The swings come as standard with anti wrap bearings preventing all the past problems with swing wrap around and resulting noise. 
  • A main Kanope play unit which provides play opportunities for toddlers and Juniors, aged 4 to 10 for climbing and sliding, with a tree house play structure. The unit is a tall structure providing adventure and challenge. 
  • A Tiboo play unit for 1 to 5 features games, play tunnel and a gathering area for imagination play.

A new woodland trail is incorporated into the wooded area behind the play area to encourage natural play thanks to funding from the Mushroom Trust. There is exiting seating within the fenced play area.

Publication scheme

Edinburgh & Lothians Greensapce Trust is covered by the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. Under the Act, anyone can ask for information from us. We take part in the the Model Publication Scheme. The publication scheme shows what sort of information we hold and how you can get it. The scheme covers the period from April 2015 to end May 2019.

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There are currently three open job vacancies with ELGT: we are looking for a Shale Trail Project Manager, a Finance & Office Manager and a Projects Officer. Please see below for more details on each role.

To apply for any of these vacancies, please download an application form and return to us by the date specified.



Part-time, 28 hours/week; £30,000 (pro rata); temporary contract to October 2020
Closing date: Monday 29 April, 5pm

We are looking to appoint a part-time Shale Trail Project Manager to oversee all aspects of development and delivery of the new Shale Trail project in West Lothian.

ELGT Job Advert Shale Trail Apr 2019
ELGT Shale Trail Project Manager Job Pack


Part-time, 30 hours/week; £28,000 (pro rata)
Closing date: Wednesday 1 May, 12noon

We are looking to appoint a new Finance & Office Manager to have responsibility for financial and accounting functions and to assist the Chief Executive in the smooth and efficient operation of the Trust.

ELGT Job Advert Finance Office Manager Apr 2019
ELGT Finance Office Manager Job Pack Apr 2019


Full-time, 35 hours/week; £25,000
Closing date: Wednesday 1 May, 12noon

We are looking to appoint a Projects Officer to assist the Project Programme Manager in the delivery and development of greenspace and other woodland and green network projects as part of the ELGT annual work programme.

ELGT Job Advert Projects Officer Apr 2019
ELGT Projects Officer Job Pack

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