Gorgie and Saughton Edinburgh
This is a look at the West of Edinburgh
history and attractions.
GORGIE CITY FARM
Gorgie City Farm opened to the public in 1982 and is open 7 days a week with free entry. The farm animals consist of chickens, ducks, turkeys, goats, pigs and sheep. There is also a cow and a pony. There are pet lodge animals of which rats, rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, tortoise and one snake. Come to the only city farm in Edinburgh. Great for children.
HEART OF MIDLOTHIAN FOOTBALL CLUB
The Heart of Midlothian football club was founded in 1874 and played their football in the East Meadows. The East Meadows hosted the first Edinburgh Derby with Hibernian on Christmas day 1875. Main stand opened in 1914 and is still present today.
SAUGHTON PARK, SKATEBOARDING & GLASSHOUSE
Saughton Park at one time had a 9 hole golf course, paddling pool and playing fields. In 1908 the Scottish National Exhibition was held in the park and in 1984 the Winter Garden was opened. In 2010 the largest outdoor skateboard park in Scotland was opened and later a children’s play area. There are also football pitches and a sports stadium with a running track. Don’t miss the shoe tree where the boarders hang their shoes for luck. In the glasshouse you can see the bust of Gandhi and tropical plants. The gardens are a tranquil place to sit and contemplate. With an award winning Rose Garden, paths, walled gardens and ornamental flowers and not forgetting the glass houses where the winter garden gives the area flowers all year round.