The swings and roundabouts of politics

Michael Moore MP swings the kids of Langlee Primary as they enjoy the new playground. L-r, Callum Johnston, Luke Davidson and Shauna Bertram.
Michael Moore MP swings the kids of Langlee Primary as they enjoy the new playground. L-r, Callum Johnston, Luke Davidson and Shauna Bertram.

Local MP Michael Moore took a break from the political game last Friday to join Langlee Primary School children at the Galashiels housing estate’s new playpark.

The Langlee Jubilee Play Park, which opened in June, was built to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, and took residents more than two years of planning and fundraising.

The £100,000 park features a giant seesaw, swings, a slide, monkey bars and a climbing wall.

After having fun on his visit, Mr Moore said: “This play park is a fantastic addition to the local area and I want to congratulate residents – particularly Judith Cleghorn – and local councillors for all their hard work to make this happen. I am sure it will continue to provide great fun for local children for many years to come.”