STIRLING children with additional support needs are set to benefit from a play facility thanks to a £41,000 funding boost.

A wide range of inclusive play equipment – including a wheelchair accessible roundabout, a triple combination swing and sensory equipment – will be added to the existing offering within King’s Park.

The move is possible thanks to £41,120 from WREN’s FCC Scottish Action Fund.

Dorothy Wilson, of Friends of King’s Park, worked closely with Stirling Council to secure the funding.

She believes the new equipment will make a huge difference for families in the area and said: “This project will provide a real boost to the children of Stirling and beyond.

“It’s fantastic that WREN has awarded Stirling Council this money and we’re really looking forward to our inclusive play park taking shape over the coming months.”

Councillor Jim Thomson, convener of the Environment and Housing Committee at Stirling Council, said: “This funding will make real changes and improvements to this park, helping local children and families enjoy the outdoors in an inclusive and enjoyable way.

“King’s Park is hugely popular across Stirling and further afield and is a treasured open green space right in the middle of the city.

“The changes this funding will make will only enhance that and we look forward to seeing the progress in the coming year.”

Hopes are to install the new play equipment so it is ready to use by October 2019.