It’s an Easter custom that has delighted Scots for decades. So we looked for some inspiration for finding the perfect spot to let the good times roll this weekend, in accordance with Covid-19 restrictions, of course.
We can’t venture far – but hopefully there’s a spot near you in this list, where kids big and small can have an eggcellent time.
If not, pop to a big hill nearby – or just make the most of the excuse to stay home, chill and eat chocolate eggs all day long.
Either way, we’re sure you’ll have a cracking day!
Arthur’s Seat, Edinburgh
Probably one of the capital’s most famous egg-rolling locations.
Every year, families head to Holyrood Park to climb the ancient volcano as part of their Easter Sunday tradition.
On a clear day the views from the top are breathtaking. Due to Covid-19 restrictions some of the footpaths and car parks are currently closed.
Kings Knot, Stirling
If you want to an epic backdrop for your egg roll then head to the Kings Knot.
In the shadow of Stirling Castle, the King’s Knot is a grassy parkland which features a knot-shaped earthwork said to resemble a cup and saucer.
Once the playground of kings, it is now a great spot for a picnic. Further up the road, the larger Kings Park, which was a royal hunting ground, is great for a walk, has open playing fields, outdoor gym equipment and a fantastic play park.
Duthie Park, Aberdeen
Duthie Park is located to the south of Aberdeen city centre.
Donated by Miss Duthie in 1880, Duthie Park is Scotland’s third most visited gardens, famous for its wide range of exotic plants, family play areas, boating ponds, sports fields and recently restored Victorian design features.
Its small hills make it a great place for little ones to have their first egg-rolling egg-perience.
Callendar Park, Falkirk
Covering over 170 acres, Callendar Park is one of Falkirk’s most popular parks.
As well as plenty of green space to roll your eggs, there is also a Roman Fort-themed play area, a Natural Play Trail and a lake.
In the middle of the park lies Callendar House, which has played host to many great historical figures over the centuries, including Mary, Queen of Scots, Cromwell and Bonnie Prince Charlie.
Scone Palace, Perthshire
Located in the grounds of Scone Palace lies the historic Moot Hill, once the crowning place of the Kings of Scots and one of Perthshire’s top picks for rolling Easter eggs. Moot Hill is located right in front of the Palace and is crowned by a tiny chapel.
The grounds of Scone Palace are currently open for local residents to enjoy outdoor exercise.
Chatelherault Country Park, Hamilton
Built in 1732 as a Hunting Lodge and Summer House for the Dukes of Hamilton, the restored buildings now house a Visitor Centre; the West Lodge comprising of the Banqueting Hall and Duke and Duchess Apartments; Exhibition Gallery and Displays.
Outside, visitors can explore 10 miles of walks along the scenic River Avon and through ancient woodland.
The banking in the front of the Hunting Lodge is widely regarded as a prime egg-rolling spot.
Pollok Park, Glasgow
The only country park within the city, Pollok Park has extensive woodlands and gardens, which are perfect for a walk – and to spot a vast array of wildlife, particularly the Highland Coos.
Of course, we can’t go in just now, but make sure you stop and take in the wonder of the stunning Pollok House before rolling your eggs.
Wilton Lodge Park, Hawick
One of the most picturesque parks in Scotland, with its tree-lined walks, waterfall, formal gardens, museum and walled gardens. Take in the spring flowers, then take your hard-boiled eggs to a hilly spot…and let them roll.
The well-rooted Easter tradition of egg-rolling stretches back centuries and is known as pace-egging, from the Old English pasch, meaning Pesach or Passover.
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