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Plans to transform country park

PLANS have been submitted to transform Dalkeith Country Park into a landmark tourist destination.

Owned by the Duke of Buccleuch, the application for the 500-acre site to Midlothian Council outlines proposals for a hi-tech adventure playground, mountain bike trails and walks, together with a new food and farm shop within the Stable Yard.

A consultation with members of the local community will take place during the coming weeks and an online survey has been launched.

The park's owners say that it will be maintained for dog owners and walkers; in addition whilst bringing new jobs to the town.

Iain Herbert, the park's visitor services manager said: "Although we are still at a very early stage, the submission of our planning application marks a significant milestone in the development of Dalkeith Country Park within its 300 year history."

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