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KIDS will soon be clambering all over the new playpark at Beecraigs due to open in the next few weeks.

West Lothian Council has spent £200,000 upgrading the park with popular favourites - swings, climbing frames, and revolving equipment - all included as part of the fun. The iconic towering rope net will also still be in use at the Linlithgow country park.

For the more adventurous, a tunnel embankment slide and two cableways located ‘side-by-side’ mean fun seekers can race one another as they fly through the air.

There are also sandworks to provide fun and learning for young minds and a toddler play area as well as a teen play area.

Colin Bell, the council’s principal officer said: “We have worked in partnership with Livingston based company, The Play Practice (Scotland) Ltd, to design and layout this flagship facility to make best use of the natural landscape. The park already looks great and we would have ideally liked to have the park open before the Easter weekend. However, the snow and freezing weather caused a few issues for us to deal with, and we’re just waiting for the turf to properly root, otherwise it will not take.

“Weather dependent we aim to have the park officially open towards the end of April or early May.”

Environment councillor Robert De Bold said: “The council is absolutely delighted that this flagship play area is set to open soon. It will be another fantastic facility for customers to use at Beecraigs.”