EDINBURGH is finally to get a major purpose built skatepark, after more than ten years of waiting.
CAMPAIGNERS opposed to a new £750,000 skatepark say it will be the biggest of its kind in the country.
IT will come as no surprise – and certainly not to the Evening News – that plans to locate a skatepark in the Meadows have been quietly dropped a year after the council announced it was considering resurrecting plans that had been abandoned three years previously.
IT commands absorbing views of the Royal Yacht Britannia and the Firth of Forth beyond.
"CALL that democracy, 'cos I don't," shouts Eldest Child, skateboarding into the kitchen. "One person! One person voting against it and it all goes the wrong way." (He's fulminating, again, about Edinburgh City Council's decision not to go ahead with a skatepark.)
CITY councillor Frank Russell has said he is delighted that a skatepark threatened by the Sighthill Stadium plans is to be rebuilt in the area.
THE Meadows is to be re-examined as a possible site for a major skatepark for Edinburgh.
A BUSINESSMAN and part-time stuntman has unveiled plans to turn a former tea factory into an indoor skatepark.
A SKATEPARK plan for Inverleith Park has been thrown out by councillors after more than four years in the pipeline.
THE controversial bid to create a major skatepark at a city beauty spot has won the backing of the city's planning chiefs, despite a barrage of opposition.
CONTROVERSIAL plans to build a skatepark at a city beauty spot are to be considered at a special public hearing, council leaders said today.
A NEW skatepark has been officially opened in the Capital in an effort to curb antisocial behaviour among youngsters.
A NEW £130,000 skatepark at Burdiehouse Burn Valley Park will be officially opened this month.
A RECORD number of people have lobbied the city council with e-mails and letters about the Capital's planned skatepark.
IN a quiet corner of Inverleith Park a man practices his golf, repeatedly swinging his club through the air as he concentrates on perfecting his shot.
A CONTROVERSIAL £500,000 skate park earmarked for the city's Inverleith Park is facing the threat of a legal challenge to stop it being built at the beauty spot.
A SITE in Inverleith Park has finally been earmarked as the location for Edinburgh's controversial new £500,000 skatepark after a four-year wrangle.
CONTROVERSIAL plans to create a skatepark for Edinburgh have again had to go back to the drawing board over fears the project will disturb householders near the site.