Saughton Park Land Girls

Elise Campbell, a post-graduate student at the Edinburgh College of Art, is looking for former Land Girls who worked at Saughton Park during the Second World War.

Elise is studying for a Masters of Fine Art degree in Art Space and Nature and is looking to develop an art project at Saughton Park.

As part of this, she is looking to get in touch with Land Girls. She explains: "During World War II, Land Girls allegedly dug over the ground of Saughton Park and replaced the formal flower beds with onions. The onions were then distributed around the hospitals of Edinburgh. It is also said that Land Girls lived in the Saughtonhall Manor.

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"I am very interested to find out more about the Land Girls who worked at Saughton Park or anyone who remembers the parks and gardens during the 1940s Dig for Victory Campaign with the aim of interviewing them and listening to their stories. I am hoping that some of these findings can be incorporated into my final year degree show this June."

Anyone with information can contact Elise on [email protected]

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