Matheson Place Play park
The Matheson Place Play Park group formed in 2021 with a vision to create a brand new, accessible, play park facility in a derelict site at Matheson Place, Portree .
Residents Tiffany Maberley, Sarah Nisbit and Fiona Stoddart have formed a committee under the umbrella of The Portree and Braes Community Trust and are receiving support from The Highland Council to help drive the project forward. The site has been mostly cleared (by Gary Shinnie, Alex Latton and his team and Robert Macdonald) and good progress is being made to progress plans. There are so many processes in a project like this it takes time to move forward however with a team of people bringing a whole range of different skills to the table the committee are hopeful that they will achieve their goal.
The team have so far had lots of meetings and managed to have a 3D plan produced of what the playpark will look like by Kompan, who also supplied Kyleakins new playpark in 2021. The committee plan to go to grant funders for most of the funds to create the playpark however identified that they would need to fund-raise locally also and have been successful in raising almost £3000 in the community too!
The objective is to have a new playpark in place before Easter 2023 and a fundraising target of £5000 has been set to help kick start this project. All funds raised will go directly towards the construction and maintenance of a new playpark and donations are hugely appreciated, large and small! Click here to support the Just Giving fundraiser.
If you would help to run your own fundraiser for the project we'd also love to hear from you! Get in touch on firstname.lastname@example.org.
All who have worked on this so far have done so voluntarily and the committee could not have got this far without everyone's help so they would like to extend a huge thank you to all involved so far!