Saturday,11th June, 2011
to celebrate the regeneration of MacRosty Park.
On the original opening day in 1902, James MacRosty, accompanied by his son, daughter and grandchildren, travelled to the park by horse drawn carriage, preceded by Pipe Bands. To replicate the occasion, his current descendants, who travelled from America for the celebration, were conveyed to the park by horse drawn carriage, led by Crieff High School Pipe Band, Morrison's Academy Pipe Band and members of Ardvreck School Pipe Band.
The Celebration event commenced at 12 noon from Leadenflower Car Park (off East High Street). Led by the Pipe Bands were members of the Friends Group, Perth & Kinross Officials, some of the invited guests and anyone who wished to join the Parade. They made their way to the Park via High Street, Comrie Street and Comrie Road. From there, everyone proceeded down to the Bandstand where the Official Ceremony took place at 1pm.
We wish to thank everyone who took part in the day's events and made it such a successful and memorable day - despite the rain.
Copies of the Celebration Day Souvenir Programme are still available.
It contains information about the Friends Group, the history of the park and the restoration work carried out, plus much more.
To obtain a copy please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Led by the Pipe Bands, the Parade made its
way through the town to the Park.
The Friends of MacRosty Park Committee, James MacRosty's descendants, Provost Hulbert, representatives from Perth and Kinross Council, representatives from the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Gannochy Trust, all of whom contributed to the success of the Regeneration
The Opening Ceremony.
The Strathearn Singers performing "MacRosty Park".
Robin Brock, composer of the piece of music "MacRosty Park" with Vivienne Cowing, Choir Conductor, who adapted it and added lyrics.
A popular feature at all Friends of MacRosty Park events - The Duck Race down the Turret Burn.
The new bridge provides a perfect viewpoint.
A special Reunion for old School Friends celebrating a special year
photographs by Lynn Duke