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OCT
02

Walking tour of former Royal Scottish National Hospital Estate

RTPI Central Scotland Chapter Event

Date:
Monday, 02 October 2017 at 5:30PM - 8:00PM
Venue:
The Station Hotel, 2 Foundry Loan, Larbert FK5 4AW
Organiser:
RTPI Scotland
scotland@rtpi.org.uk

Join Central Scotland Chapter for an early-evening walking tour around the Former Royal Scottish National Hospital Estate, Larbert. The estate is the site of a major new acute hospital serving the NHS Forth Valley area. The project also includes a restored landscape, including a loch, woodland and parkland associated with the estate to create a new resource for recreation, education and rehabilitation and the new Maggies Centre. The wider estate has also seen the restoration of the derelict B-Listed Larbert House, stables and walled garden. This ground-breaking, multi-agency project is designed to encourage hospital staff, patients and visitors, as well as members of the local community to make greater use of the woodland and greenspace resource adjacent to the new hospital for health benefit, therapeutic activity, physical activity and relaxation. More recently, the project was shortlisted for the 2016 Scottish Awards for Quality in Planning.

We will be joined by Gordon Harper, the dedicated Forestry Commission Community Ranger who will lead our walking tour, as well as Falkirk Council officers who will talk about the background to the project.

We will meet outside the Station Hotel, where transport will be provided to take us to the hospital site. Please wear stout footwear and dress for the weather! We will re-convene to the Station Hotel afterwards for refreshments.

For further info and to book your place please email Alex Lewis
(Alexandra.lewis@falkirk.gov.uk) before Thursday 28th September. Booking is essential in order for us to ensure that there is appropriate transport and refreshments.

For those wishing to travel separately, we can advise of an alternative on-site meeting place.

This event is free to RTPI members, and £5 for non-RTPI members. For RTPI members, attending this event will contribute to your CPD requirements.