King's Park nomination as Centenary Field
King’s Park has been nominated as Midlothian’s Centenary Field, a national initiative to protect open spaces in memory of those who lost lives in World War I.
A Centenary Field
At the full council on Tuesday, councillors agreed King’s Park in Dalkeith should be nominated as the county’s Centenary Field as it is home to Midlothian’s principal war memorial.
Honour those who served
Midlothian Council’s Cabinet Member with responsibility for open spaces, Cllr John Hackett said: “This is an important initiative to honour those who gave their lives for their country but also to safeguard valuable green spaces, ensuring their use and protection for future generations.”
Working with Poppy Scotland
The charity Fields in Trust is behind the initiative in conjunction with the British Legion and Poppy Scotland. It is endorsed by Fields in Trust Patron HM the Queen and its President HRH the Duke of Cambridge.
Nomination will be considered
The Fields in Trust will consider the nomination in coming months.