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Enjoy the park without the cars

posted 20 Dec 2008, 16:02 by myEdinburgh Admin   [ updated 20 Dec 2008, 16:02 ]
Holyrood Park is one of the most popular places for children to try out new bikes, roller skates and other Christmas gifts.

To help make sure families can enjoy these pleasurable moments without having to worry about cars, there will be traffic restrictions on 26 December.

These will be similar to the ones in place each Sunday, meaning Queens Drive and Duddingston Low Road will be closed off from 8am to 4pm.

Martin Gray, Royal Parks visitor services manager, said: “On Boxing Day we tend to get a lot of families coming along to try out new presents – bikes, kites and umpteen other things.

“So it’s great for them to be able to have somewhere to enjoy them without having to worry about traffic.

“We tried something similar last year and it was a real success.”

The High Road loop will remain open to cars, weather permitting.

Restrictions will also be in place on 1 January as events are taking place in the park and also on 2 January to allow people another quiet day for recreation.

Source: Historic Scotland