|Garden Festival 'zone'|
Recreation and Sport
|Sponsor, if appropriate|
Stirling District Council
|Type of object|
Pavilion, building or other structure
|Current location, if known|
Previously King’s Park Stirling, now removed and presumed scrapped c. 2008 due to age.
Designed and project-managed for Stirling District Council by Maurice Dobson, the Maze contained many visual references to the iconic buildings of Stirling. 'When the Garden Festival closed, the play units were re-located to the King’s Park Stirling where they had an additional 20 years’ service.' (Via Elspeth King, private communication)
I was only 6 when the Garden Festival happened, but I remember going through a maze and finding a wooden climbing frame at the centre that had a tower that looked like the spires at Linlithgow Palace. After the festival the climbing frame ended up in the Kings Park in Stirling and I used to visit it there often. I wonder if this was the Stirling maze? It’s been a while since I visited Kings Park but I don’t think the climbing frame is still there. I have vague memories of finding other bits of play equipment that I remembered from the festival in parks around Scotland during my childhood.
Thank you – we’ve had sme other suggestions that the Stirling Maze, or parts of it, ended up at Kings Park. We’ll be pursuing that.
Update: it was the Stirling Maze, but the tower in question was based upon the Wallace Monument, not Linlithgow Palace.
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