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Edinburgh skate park

Edinburgh skate park

Bowled over by skatepark

THE skateboarders, BMXers and rollerbladers who have been flocking to Edinburgh's new skatepark are already hailing it as one of the best in the UK.

Skaters roll up for new park opening

CROWDS of skateboard, BMX and rollerblading enthusiasts are expected to attend the official opening of Saughton Skatepark today.

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Wheels put in motion as skatepark gets go-ahead

EDINBURGH is finally to get a major purpose built skatepark, after more than ten years of waiting.

Fight on to stop largest skatepark in Scotland

CAMPAIGNERS opposed to a new £750,000 skatepark say it will be the biggest of its kind in the country.

Skatepark: 'A scheme is not yet off the drawing board'

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.

High hopes for new skate park at shopping mall

IT commands absorbing views of the Royal Yacht Britannia and the Firth of Forth beyond.

A young skater's wheel life story

"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.)

Councillor welcomes plans to save city 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.

Meadows back in the running for skatepark

THE Meadows is to be re-examined as a possible site for a major skatepark for Edinburgh.

Plans brewing for new Capital skatepark at tea factory site

A BUSINESSMAN and part-time stuntman has unveiled plans to turn a former tea factory into an indoor skatepark.

Blame falls on 'grey power' as wheels come off skatepark bid

A SKATEPARK plan for Inverleith Park has been thrown out by councillors after more than four years in the pipeline.

Planning bosses get on board with Inverleith skatepark bid

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.

City sets up public showdown to decide on skatepark site

CONTROVERSIAL plans to build a skatepark at a city beauty spot are to be considered at a special public hearing, council leaders said today.

Skatepark rolled out to combat antisocial behaviour in Capital

A NEW skatepark has been officially opened in the Capital in an effort to curb antisocial behaviour among youngsters.

Big day out at new skatepark

A NEW £130,000 skatepark at Burdiehouse Burn Valley Park will be officially opened this month.

Record numbers join skate debate

A RECORD number of people have lobbied the city council with e-mails and letters about the Capital's planned skatepark.

Skatepark plan puts community in a spin

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.

Legal threat to send city skate park plan crashing

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.

Survey swings it for skatepark plan on pitch and putt course

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.

Skatepark plans hit skids over noise fears

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.

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