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Public’s views sought on the future of Inverness's Whin Park

By Andrew Dixon

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Whin Park includes a boating pond. Picture: James Mackenzie
Whin Park includes a boating pond. Picture: James Mackenzie

Highland Council is keen to hear from the public on what they think the future of Inverness’s Whin Park might look like.

The local authority is launching a public engagement survey to ask people for their ideas as the council plans the future of the popular park.

The council is aware that many of the play features at the park are approaching the end of their life and some, which are not deemed safe for use, have already been removed.

The council would like to hear from families and others who use the park on a regular basis and have created a questionnaire.

“Whin Park is a well-established, well-used, and much-loved park in Inverness," said the council's city leader Ian Brown. "Therefore it is crucial to ensure it is fit for purpose for future generations to enjoy.

“The council is urging people who use the park to air their views on how they see the future of Whin Park, what they’d like to see and where improvements could be made.”

He added: “The council is looking to take forward major improvements to the park which will be not only sustainable but inclusive for all.

“Your views will be crucial in determining the future of Whin Park and we hope you will feel very much a part of creating a new and improved Whin Park that can be enjoyed by all who visit.”

The council stressed that for any improvements to take place at Whin Park it is important that ideas are informed by those who use the park or have used it in the past. The local authority also points out that it can’t promise “everything” and options would need to be properly costed, but the public’s views will be crucial.

The questionnaire is open until April 17. Click hereto access it or email whinpark@highland.gov.uk

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