Euan's Playspace

Euan's Playspace, Portpatrick, Scotland.

Euan was a bright, lively, fit young four and a half year old, taken suddenly in January 2015 due to a complication with a normal childhood illness. For his parents and siblings, the whole village, and further afield this had been a tragic loss. Due to his outdoor nature, Euan was well known and loved by both residents and visitors to the village, giving pleasure to many as they watched him deal with nature and the elements.
Many folk knew him from a favourite place, the play park set against the cliffs by the sea shore. Although he spent plenty of time on the playground equipment he often broke off from playing just to look at the waves. He loved wild weather and for him, like all children, playing was being. Playing was the way he was starting to understand the world. He loved nature and through this love he had learned so much instinctively. 
This favourite place is now very run down, we have the idea that it would be a fitting tribute to establish a wonderful new natural playspace on the same site in his memory. As well as helping the village in its grief, it would be the focal point for children and young families to come and gather around playful activity.  This is very important these days for our children who have less and less natural places in which to play.  To be in contact with the elements, to stimulate their senses in an increasingly sterile world - that's what Euan was about, that's what Euan's Playspace will offer for others.


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Laura Fraser-Carter 
Portpatrick, Scotland, United Kingdom
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