A spectacular iron-age crannog will be the centrepiece of a new play facility being installed at Drumpellier Country Park.
The 6.5m high wooden play structure is based on a traditional dwelling house, which would have been constructed on stilts over water. The play area, however, will remain firmly on dry land!
The remains of a crannog were found in Lochend Loch within the park, when it was drained for maintenance in the 1930s, and this provided the inspiration for what will be one of the largest single play structures in Scotland.
As well as the bespoke crannog structure, the play area will include a suspension bridge, double cableway, an enclosed slide, a double width accessible slide, climbing nets, hammocks, swings, boulders and logs, sensory play items and fully accessible ramps to allow everyone to enjoy the experience.
The project is part of the wider Seven Lochs Wetland Park, which received £4.5million from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Drumpellier Country Park is being developed as a gateway to the Seven Lochs and a hub for heritage conservation, learning and engagement.
Last Updated: 21 February 2017 22:00