DRUMRY residents will soon have a new greenspace to enjoy as the transformation of the former St Eunan’s Primary site gets under way.

When completed, the site will be home to a community green space, with new biodiversity areas, raised bed allotments, outdoor exercise equipment, play areas for children and outdoor education areas.

The £375,000 project will also have open pathways to provide accessible connections for pedestrians and cyclists between the town centre to the south, and residential areas to the north of the site.

Councillors visited the area as part of a sod cutting event to mark the beginning of its new life.

Councillor Iain McLaren, convener of infrastructure, regeneration and economic development, said: “I am pleased to have been on site to cut the first sod on what is sure to be a magnificent facility for this community.

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“When the work here is complete, this will provide local residents with a new green space which will provide multiple opportunities for learning about nature and physical activity. I’m sure the community will see the benefits for years to come.”

Following extensive consultation with residents about the best use for the site, the project was decided to become a greenspace.

It was awarded £375,000 as part of a major new £37.5 million Scottish programme of projects to improve the urban environment of Scotland’s larger towns and cities.

Councillor Marie McNair added: “It is well known that having access to good quality greenspace can have huge benefits for our mental and physical health.

“The addition of play areas and exercise equipment mean the area will be used by kids and adults alike.”