David Dunn was a local man tragically killed in 1994 whilst courageously stopping an armed robbery at the Bank of Scotland in Bonnyrigg High Street. In order to remember this incredible man, Bill McDonald had a vision of creating a fitness trail in George V park for the entire community to benefit from.
The trail was funded by Tesco, Bank of Scotland, Edinburgh Airport, Councillor Bob Constable’s local funding and the Coal Industry Social Welfare fund. Once the funds were secure, they chose to work with Fresh Air Fitness for this special project.
Bonnyrigg and Lasswade Community council wanted to provide a fitness facility that the whole community could use, young and old, from fitness beginners to seasoned gym goers. ‘The fitness trail is aimed at both adults and children in order to help them get fit and stay fit.’
Fresh Air Fitness supplied and installed a 6-piece outdoor trim trail from our selection of parks equipment. Cardiovascular equipment including an Air Walker, Arm & Pedal Bike, Double Rower and Cross Country Skier. Each piece is very simple to use and provides a cardio workout, strengthening the heart muscles. The Leg Lift Station provides a full body strength training platform including leg lifts, knee raises and pull ups, strengthening legs, core and arms. Finally, the T’ai Chi spinner provides the opportunity to improve balance, flexibility and mental agility.
David Dunn was a local hero and this is an everlasting memory to him and means a lot to the family. This trail sums up what he did that day for the community.
GARY LOCKE, HEARTS AND RAITH ROVERS MANAGER
Dad was born and bred Bonnyrigg and he would be very happy that this trail is now part of the community
DAVID DUNN, SON OF THE LATE DAVID DUNN
If everyone can avoid a sedentary lifestyle by incorporating physical activity into their daily and weekly routine by using this trail then they may live seven years longer
CHRIS OLIVER , ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEON AND PROFESSOR OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY FOR HEALTH AT THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH