About the Park and the Friends

Cuthill Park is located on the western side of Prestonpans. Spanning 1.6Ha, it is one of the main public open spaces in the town. It is a beautiful tranquil space, close to the Firth of Forth and the John Muir Way.

It is on two levels with a natural amphitheatre, and is home to various artwork, play equipment and a geocache. It plays host to several events throughout the year such as MuralFest, open air performances and battle re-enactments.

The Friends of Cuthill Park was set up in 2007 (Scottish Charity Number SC040402) with the aim of improving the park and increasing visitor numbers.

To this end the group has created a Community Garden incorporating an orchard, organised litter picks and community bulb planting.

The Friends work closely with East Lothian Council to improve the health and wellbeing of the local community and to improve the biodiversity of the park.  The first wildflower meadows were sown in the park in 2012.

Early improvements include the installation of decorative railings in the roadside boundary wall.

In 2012, Cuthill Park was given permanent protection when it was designated a Queen Elizabeth II Field in celebration of the Diamond Jubilee.  

In 2015 a new children's play area was created, paths were improved, and a free-to-view telescope was installed.

Longer term aspirations include the reinstatement of a path from the park to Prestongrange Museum.

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