2014

NT2371 : Harrison Park and the Union Canal

taken 10 years ago, near to Morningside, Edinburgh, Scotland

Harrison Park and the Union Canal
Harrison Park and the Union Canal
The path between Ogilvie Terrace and Harrison Road
Queen Elizabeth II Fields

To mark the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, and also the London Olympic Games, in 2012, Fields in Trust (the trading name of the National Playing Fields Association) set up the Queen Elizabeth II Fields Challenge. The scheme mirrored in many respects the King George Field programme of 1935 in that it aimed to give protection in perpetuity to free outdoor recreational spaces. Whereas the 1935 scheme largely resulted in new spaces, to a large extent the 2012 Challenge involved funding of improvements to existing open space.
The fundamental link is that open space associated with Fields in Trust cannot be disposed of without the Trust's consent.
The Queen Elizabeth II Fields Challenge has resulted in around 1600 spaces across the UK* being designated, totalling over 20,000 acres of protected recreational space. Each location is awarded a heraldic plaque cast in aluminium, 40cm in diameter including the royal coat of arms and an inscription.
*In Scotland the fields are known as Queen Elizabeth Fields


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Geographical Context: Lowlands Paths Sport, Leisure Park and Public Gardens Woodland, Forest Place: Edinburgh other tags: Merchiston Park Diamond Jubilee 2012 Click a tag, to view other nearby images.
This photo is linked from: Automatic Clusters: · Harrison Park [51] · Harrison Road [24] ·
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NT2371, 352 images   (more nearby 🔍)
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M J Richardson   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Thursday, 23 January, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 23 January, 2014
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 2352 7181 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:55.9946N 3:13.5443W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NT 2349 7173
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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