Views sought on ‘listing’ possibility for skatepark

VIEWS are being sought as to whether a world-renowned skatepark in the West Lothian town of Livingston should be ‘listed’, to recognise its architectural merits.

A consultation has been issued by the Scottish Government agency, Historic Environment Scotland, which says – here: “[We are] asking members of the public to share their views and knowledge on Livingston Skatepark, after the organisation was asked to consider designating the site as a listed building. Built in 1981, Livingston or ‘Livi’ skatepark is known around the world by the skateboarding community.”

Adds HES: “The skatepark was designed by architect, Iain Urquhart, and was opened in Almondvale in 1981. The skatepark was first extended around 1992 and again in 2013.”

The consultation ends on the 18th of next month.

Picture credit: Place Design Scotland

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