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Our Enduring Love Affair with Scotland Continued

by | Nov 29, 2023 | News, Playground Markings, Scotland

First4Playgrounds Thistle over Loch Tay

Our Scottish adventures continued in the second half of 2023.

After the thrills and spills of the scintillating Isle of Arran, June saw the installation team returning to Edinburgh, one of our absolute favourite cities.

Did you know?

  • Edinburgh Castle is actually built on the site of an extinct volcano?!

  • Edinburgh was also the first city in the entire world to have its own fire service! Perhaps because it has more parks and trees per head of population than any other city in the UK they needed to make sure they got up and running!

Fox Covert Primary School

First up it was Fox Covert Primary School who welcomed us with open arms. We were certainly made to feel most welcome as we began the playground markings transformation. Have a look at the wonderful results of our endevours below.

 
First4Playgrounds - A-Z Dragon installed Fox Covert Primary School Scotland

A-Z Dragon

 
First4Playgrounds - Smiley Clock Compass installed at Fox Covert Primary School Scotland

Smiley Clock Compass

 
First4Playgrounds - Solar System installed at Fox Covert Primary School Scotland

Solar System

Victoria Primary School

A wonderfully sunny July saw as head back up to… yes you’ve guessed it… Edinburgh!

This time we visited the lovely Victoria Primary School!

Have a look at the areas we managed to transform with our markings.

 
First4Playgrounds - A Bespoke Cycle Track installed at a school in Cumbernauld Scotland

Cycle Proficiency Track

 
First4Playgrounds - Olympic Trail installed at Victoria Primary School Edinburgh Scotland

Olympic Trail

 
First4Playgrounds - 1-25 Snail installed at Victoria Primary School Edinburgh Scotland

1-25 Snail

Pitlochry Primary School

August saw us head further North again!

We had the pleasure of traveling to one of Scotland’s most beautiful and vibrant places – Pitlochry! With it’s rich clan history, one of the best theatres in the UK and fabulous hospitality it’s certainly well worth a visit.

We worked closely with Pitlochry Primary School on transforming their play area, the pictures below show the results of our collaboration.

 
First4Playgrounds - Playground before our install at Pitlochry Primary School Scotland

Before

 
First4Playgrounds - Playground after our install at Pitlochry Primary School Scotland

After: A-Z Spiral

 
First4Playgrounds - Playground after the install at Pitlochry Primary School Scotland

After: 1-25 Dragon

Braidbar Primary School

A mild September for 2023 saw us venture back up to Glasgow on a lovely dry and reasonably sunny day.

Did you know?

  • Glasgow is famed for its Victorian and art nouveau architecture and the wonderful theatre and music scene.
  • And let’s not forget it’s the birthplace of the wonderful comedian Billy Connolly, one of Glasgow’s finest!

We installed a bespoke Daily Mile at Braidbar Primary School.

Click the video to take a tour of the Daily Mile Fitness Trail we installed at Braidbar Primary School in bonny Perthshire

Quarry Brae Primary School

A few weeks later and it was time to put our kilts on again and head up to Quarry Brae Primary School in Glasgow.

Billy Connolly once said “there are two seasons in Scotland: June and Winter”…we must have been lucky as we had blue skies and lots of local hospitality!

Take a look at this selection of markings we installed at Brae Primary School.

 
First4Playgrounds - Olympic Sprint installed at Quarry Brae Primary School in Glasgow

Olympic Sprint

 
First4Playgrounds - Standing Long Jump installed at Quarry Brae Primary School in Glasgow

Standing Long Jump

 

St Albert’s Primary School

Glasgow welcomed us again in October as we headed up to St Albert’s Primary School.

Working closely with the school the team put together an inspirational Bicycle Track with some Traffic Lights and a Zebra Crossing.

Cumbernauld

As October was about to draw to a close we had one final 2023 trip North to one of Scotland’s best known New Towns, Cumbernauld. One of the most famous residents being Jon Fratelli from the Fratellis!

Did you know?

  • Cumbernauld town centre was regenerated in the 1990’s and includes what is now accepted as Britain’s first shopping centre and the world’s first multi-level covered town centre!

Here’s a selection of the playground markings we installed at the school in Cumbernauld.

 
First4Playgrounds - A-Z Caterpillar installed at a school in Cumbernauld Scotland

A-Z Caterpillar

 
First4Playgrounds - Snakes and Ladders installed at a school in Cumbernauld Scotland

Snakes and Ladders

 
First4Playgrounds - A Bespoke Cycle Track installed at a school in Cumbernauld Scotland

Solar System

We are already booking our visits for Scotland in 2024 where we will be transforming more unloved spaces and unused areas into fun packed and vibrant learning environments.

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