Tales and Legends of Skye31 December 2023
MacLeod Music14 February 2024
With our Parliament & Gathering at Dunvegan on the Isle of Skye every few years since the 1950s, the Associated Clan MacLeod Societies have a connection with the Dunvegan Community that stretches back over many decades. We’ve now been approached by the Dunvegan Community Trust to support the flagship project of the Dunvegan Playpark Committee, a group of mothers who have launched a project to design and build a new playpark in Dunvegan which, despite being the largest settlement in north west Skye, has no outdoor community facilities for children and families. This is a project which has been led and inspired by people committed to living, working, and raising families in the Dunvegan community, and contributing to its rich community life.
The existing park, which has been owned but not maintained by the Highland Council, has fallen into a terrible state of disrepair, with much of the play equipment removed or condemned. After much community consultation over the last couple of years, they are close to realising this project, a community-owned park right in the heart of the village, designed with communal spaces, and state of the art play equipment for children, all in a sympathetic design befitting the shores of Loch Dunvegan.
Dunvegan Playpark Committee have launched an online crowdfunder to supplement the funding they have already secured to make the project a reality. As the appeal says: “Our vision is to transform the derelict play park site in Dunvegan into a vibrant, exciting community park. This park is not just about swings and slides; it’s a step towards combating rural deprivation, fostering community spirit and creating a nurturing environment for all ages in Dunvegan”.
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