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Our Enduring Love Affair with Scotland

by | Nov 13, 2023 | Featured, Playground Markings, Scotland

First4Playgrounds - Scottish Piper

We’ve had some year at first4playgrounds!

Those of you that follow us on our various social media platforms will be aware that we have spent a significant amount of time in 2023 in Bonny Scotland, with its breathtaking landscapes, vibrant culture and deserved reputation for extending a warm welcome to everyone.

We started our journeys North in March with a visit to the wonderful Holy Island on the Northumberland Coast. Yes we know this is not part of Scotland, but because it’s so stunning it deserved a special mention!

Holy Island First School

At Holy Island First School we managed to transform their somewhat unloved and unused play area into a sparkling and snappy new playground extravaganza!

Here’s the end result of our days hard work.

First4Playgrounds – Holy Island Snakes Ladders

Snakes & Ladders

First4Playgrounds – Holy Island Rocket Hopscotch

Rocket Hop-Scotch


Click the video to take a tour of the playground markings we installed at the Holy Island First School on scenic Lindesfarne

Royal High Primary School

We continued North up to Edinburgh and the warm and friendly Royal High Primary School. The team started with a 1-25 Number Spiral before moving on to a colourful Alphabet Tree. Next up was a fabulous Spell Jump before moving around the corner for a Smiley Clock! We then finished with a wickedly scary Danger Trail. A brilliant day in Edinburgh for the team and a wonderful transformation for all the excited children!

First4Playgrounds Number Spiral 1-25

1-25 Number Spiral

First4Playgrounds Alphabet Tree

Alphabet Tree

First4Playgrounds Spell Jump

Spell Jump

First4Playgrounds Smiley Face Clock

Smiley Face Clock


Cuthbertson Primary School

Amidst trips to Essex, Manchester and Stoke we then headed back up to Edinburgh to Cuthbertson Primary School and another wonderful transformation.

It was time to move on from Edinburgh and bless Perthshire with our presence and wonderful makeover skills and inspiration.

Did you know?

  • From the 9th to the 15th Century Perth itself was actually the capital of Scotland? It was a primary residence for monarchs and it was where the Royal Court was actually held!
  • Ewan McGregor was born in Perth!

Arngask Primary School

Our welcoming hosts in bonny Perthshire wer Arngask Primary School.

With some imagination, lots of colour and some talented staff we created a playground area full of inspirational ideas for all the children.

First4Playgrounds – Arngask Primary School Maze

Circular Maze

First4Playgrounds – Arngask Primary School Adventure Trail

Countryside Trail

First4Playgrounds – Arngask Primary School Mirror Me

Mirror Me

Ann Bank Primary School

The end of April saw the team head further North this time to bright and breezy Ayr where we visited Ann Bank Primary School.

Ayr is a very popular seaside resort which has a charming sea front and a fantastic esplanade with a long Sandy beach.

We worked closely with the school to come up with some vibrant and colourful designs for their play area. They were delighted with the results a selection of which are shown below.

First4Playgrounds – Ann Bank Ayr Colourful Hopscotch

Colourful Hopscotch

First4Playgrounds – Ann Bank Ayr Cycle Track

Bespoke Cycle Track

The next instalment of our Scottish Adventures saw the team head off to the Isle of Arran and 7 schools in 5 days… read all about that exciting and productive trip here.

Isle of Arran Sunset

Sunset over the beautiful Isle of Arran

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