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Autumn in the Park - bring the family!
Photograph kindly supplied by Steven Taylor of Staylor Photography
Car Park Extension
What's Going on In The Car Park?
48 More Parking Spaces
Construction is starting on extending the car park by 48 parking spaces (including 3 disabled spaces). This will be woodland parking located adjacent to and accessible from the existing car park. Details of the arrangement are shown in the plan below.
Prior to construction an number of birch trees will be felled and the root plates removed. Note on the plan that the landscaping will include a large number of new trees. None of the big established trees along the North Drive will be affected.
There will be a tarred roadway within the extension but the parking bays will be ground reinforcement with grass infill. Open areas at the rear of the site will be sown with wildflowers.
To facilitate this work and for public safety some of the parking spaces will be fenced off and unavailable. During felling the two pathways from the car park to the North Drive may also be closed for a period.
A View From Above
Some wonderful views over the park supplied by a keen young photographer Dan Tetstall taken using a drone.
NEW Interactive Heritage Trail
Trail with Interactive Signs Installed in the Park
Thanks to a grant funding from Heritage Lottery and a huge amount of effort from our Park volunteers and with information from local residents, a new heritage trail has been installed in the Park. Now as you walk around the Park you can find out some details about the history and wildlife of the area from these distinctive interactive semaphore signs.
Lift the sign to read about the history of the location and to find out what wildlife can be seen in the vicinity.
As an added bonus each post has a QR code on the side - see on left. Scan these with your phone and listen to a recorded audio tour of the Park.
Listen to Stirling Council Ranger Jennifer Davidson tell you about the ecology, Friends of Plean Country Park Chair Fran Barr talking on the history and community, and Council archaeologist Murray Cook explaining some of the past history of the Park.
Additionally there are reminiscences from two sisters Mary Taylor and Charlotte Clark who lived on the estate in the 1940s and James Aikman, Stirling Council Land Services and retained firefighter.
Listen to all the audio from the trail here