Dandara supports family fun festival

Dandara East Scotland has donated £250 to support the return of the Dalkeith Festival after a two-year absence during the pandemic.

The money will be used to help fund the children’s bouncy castle and slide at the event which will be held on Saturday 6th of August from 1pm at Kings Park in the town where the housebuilder has a development, Eskbank Gardens.

The inflatables are likely to be popular attractions at the festival which will include a fun fair, performances from local young musicians and dancers, pony rides and face painting.

Margot Russell, Secretary of Dalkeith Festival Committee, said: “Many families have had a tough few years and now, with the cost-of-living crisis, things are very hard for a lot of people. We are trying in a small way to bring some cheer to difficult times.

“We had to cancel the festival twice, so we are pleased to be able to host the event again this summer. We are so grateful to Dandara and all of our sponsors as we depend entirely on donations to hold the festival.”

Although most activities were halted during the pandemic, the committee were able to host a Christmas lights switch on with Santa in December with carols from Kings Park Primary. The event’s success encouraged the team to re-establish the Dalkeith Festival.

Lisa Archibald, Head of Sales at Dandara East Scotland, said: “We are thrilled to be able to support the festival which is a great initiative to unite the local community.

“Many of our buyers at Eskbank Gardens near Dalkeith moved in during the lockdowns and haven’t had much of an opportunity yet to get to know their neighbours or really experience the lifestyle on offer in the area.

“If the past few years have taught us anything it is the importance of our local communities, and I am sure the festival will be an enormous success.”

Eskbank Gardens is located South of Edinburgh in the sought-after commuter town of Eskbank. With Dalkeith just under two miles away, buyers will benefit from handy local amenities, high street shops, restaurants, and the green open space of King’s Park.

Ideal for commuters, Eskbank train station is just under a mile away from Eskbank Gardens and offers direct services to Edinburgh Waverley in as little as 20 minutes, while Tweedbank is just 38 minutes by train. For travel by road, the nearby Edinburgh City Bypass allows for journeys via the A1, A7 and A68 for travel further afield.

A new five-bedroom Canna show home is now available to view at Eskbank Gardens, the showhome and sales office are open Monday, Thursday and Friday from 10am-5pm and Saturday and Sunday 11am-5pm. Call 0131 341 6801 to arrange a viewing.