Play parks in Scotland set for £5m revamp

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EACH local authority in Scotland is to receive a share of £5 million to revamp play parks in their constituency.

It comes as part of the first round of the Scottish Government’s planned investment of over £60 million in renovating the facilities across the country.

The Scottish Government’s minister for children, Clare Haughey, commented, “We know that play is an absolutely crucial part of children’s health and well-being and as we continue to recover from the pandemic, playing outside will allow children to reconnect with each other and allow them to return to enjoying their childhood.

“Our overall investment of £60 million will ensure that all children across Scotland have access to quality play in their own community and helps to deliver on children’s right to play, enshrined in the UN convention on the rights of the child.

“We will continue to listen to children and young people throughout this process to ensure our funding is spent on play spaces that work for all.”