Events and consultations

Here are the events LHNCC is involved with, and the consultations LHNCC recommends people answer, along with links to blog posts and other information.

Upcoming events and current consultations

Event Provider Date, Time, Venue Format Notes, feedback and outcomes
Housing to 2040: Summer Engagements – Urban regeneration
Workshop on Granton Masterplan
Architecture & Design Scotland 19/8/19
North Edinburgh Arts
15a Pennywell Court, Edinburgh EH4 4TZ.
The workshop format is built around the Place Standard tool, Scotland’s measure for achieving improved outcomes for health, wellbeing and quality of life for communities in existing and proposed new places. Booking  available on website
Port of Leith Distillery Port of Leith Distillery 21 & 28/8/19
6.00pm – 7.30pm
Port of Leith Distillery
53 Tower Street, Edinburgh EH6 7BN
VISIT US THIS AUGUSTWe have started welcoming our first visitors to the Tower Street Stillhouse, with tours available and enjoy a few cocktails while you’re at it. Booking information available on website
How would you spend £1 billion?
What Council services would you prioritise where you live and citywide?
CEC 26/8/19
North East Neighbourhood Office 101 Niddrie Mains Road EH16 4DS
WorkshopWhat Council services would you prioritise where you live and citywide?
The Edinburgh Mela The Edinburgh Mela 31/8/19 –  1/9/19
11am – 8.00pm
Leith Links (east)
Leith Community Centre – extended opening hours Leith Community Centre From 2/9/19
Mon-Frid – 9.00am-9.0pm
Sat.-Sun – 9.00am-5.00pm
Extended opening hours Monday-Saturday and introduced Sunday opening
Leith Neighbourhood Network CEC 4/9/19
McDonald Road Library (Nelson Hall)
Leith Community Centre Second Leith Volunteer Fair 10/10/19
4.00pm – 7.00pm
Leith Community Centre
12A Newkirkgate
Explore volunteering opportunities in Leith
The Leith Conference Leith Trust and Leith Creative 26 – 27/10/19
Norton Park Conference Centre
residents, active organisations and local businesses to build on Leith’s successes, connect our many different communities and take collaborative action Bookings for the conference will open on the 30th August.
Short-term lets – Consultation – Stakeholder Engagement Event Scottish Government Mon. 15 July 2019
2.00pm – 4.00pm
Victoria Quay
A good chance to air local views on short term lets/ Air B&B/ absent landlords Residents, hosts, businesses, local authorities and anyone with an interest are encouraged to attend
Out of the Blue is 25 Exhibition Out of the Blue
Exhibition Launch on Thursday 18th July at 6pm
Thu. 18th – Thu. 25th July 2019
10.00am – 5.00pm
An exhibition of our studio artists’ work to celebrate 25 years of Studio provision in Edinburgh For further information:
Edinburgh Airport Community Survey Edinburgh Airport Closing date: 21 July 2019 Edinburgh Airport is keen to understand what people living and working in our community want to hear more about in relation to airport activities. Edinburgh Airport Community Survey
If you would prefer a paper copy, please either email or write to Freepost EDINBURGH AIRPORT – COMMUNICATIONS TEAM
Edinburgh International Festival Leith Theatre – Neneh Cherry Saturday, August 10, 2019
7:00 PM 10:00 PM
The Swedish singer, rapper and audacious 80s icon For details and full programme for events (10) including Jarvis Cocker, Teenage Fanclub and more
Edinburgh International Festival Leith Theatre – Kate Tempest Friday, August 9, 2019
7:00 PM 10:00 PM
Leith Theatre
poet, rapper, novelist and playwright makes her International Festival debut. For details:
Persevere: Summer Exhibition Edinburgh Fringe Sat, Aug 3-Sun, Aug 18, 2019 (W/E only)
Coburg House, 15 Coburg Street, EH6 6ET
PERSEVERE, our Fringe exhibition and demonstrations. Open weekends during the Edinburgh Festival
Coburg House Open Studios Coburg House 26-28 July 2019
Fri. 26 June: 6.00pm-9.00pm
Sat./Sun 27-28 June: 10.00am-5.00pm
Coburg House, 15 Coburg Street, EH6 6ET
You can meet the artists and makers in their work spaces and hear about their methods and sources of inspiration.

Past events

Event Provider Date, Time, Venue Format Notes, feedback and outcomes
Leith Basin – rubbishRestore the Shore
Launch of SOSLeith
Local residentsDr. Jim Jarvie 28/7/19 – 17/8/19
10.00am-4.00pm each day
Custom  House
Campaign for clearance of rubbish at Victoria Bridge startedExhibition of Photos and why The Shore needs needs to be restored. Followed by Petition very successful and rubbish cleared over 2 Days (22-23 July) paid for by Forth Ports & CEC no input from owners!Campaign ongoing and rubbish accumulating again (10/8/19).Very well attended – approx 800 people
Heart of Newhaven(VPS Community Buy Out project) Heart of Newhaven Steering group 17/8/19
1.00am – 3.00pm
Victoria Primary School
A free taste of ways all age groups can come together to learn, share and enjoy. All activities and refreshments Free Well attended and successful event.
Leith Festival Programme Leith Festival 8-16 June 2019 Programme PDF available online:
Free Guided Newhaven Walks Heart of Newhaven Thu. 6 June: Fri 28 June: Wed. 7 Aug: Fri. 9 June
2.00pm -3.30pm
Meet at Newhaven Harbour
History Walk – with fully trained and qualified Blue Badge Tourist Guide To book in advance, email:
Launch of Newhaven Community Mural Newhaven Heritage & Heart of Newhaven Friday 14 June
The Community Garden, Main St. Newhaven
Community event Made and designed by local residents and school children:
SEA Changes- A Play based on memories of Leith’s SS Explorer
Leith Festival
Citadel Arts Group Thu. 11/Fri.12/Sat. 13 June
Leith Dockers Club, 17 Academy St. EH6 7EE
Play Tickets: £9.00/£7.00 from: email –, phone: 01875340717
Ceilidh – Celebrating Leith Community Centre’s 59th Anniversary Leith Education Community Centre Friday 14 June
Leith Community Centre, 12A Newkirkgate
  • Evening of free Scottish food and dancing
  • Come alone or bring friends
  • Collect free tickets from Community Centre Office
  • Over 12’s welcome
  • No-alcohol event
Leith Festival 8th – 16th June 2019 Leith Festival Gala Day Saturday 8 June
Leith Links
  • Festival Pageant – Leith Walk to Leith Links
  • Stalls and entertainment
  • Full programme available May 2019
LHNCC sharing stall with Leith Links CC and Leith Central CC
Volunteer Fair Leith Community Education Centre Friday 7 June
Leith Community Centre, Newkirkgate
  • Find out about local opportunities to volunteer in our community
  • Speak to Local organisations who are looking for volunteers now
Newhaven Gala Day (VPS) Victoria Primary School(VPS) PTA Saturday 1 June · Royal Party will arrive at Newhaven Harbour by boat at 1:30pm then procession to VPS for crowning ceremony.

· Entertainment, stalls and food available until 4pm approximately.

Our Leith – The Community Assembles Save Leith Walk and Electoral Reform Society Saturday 1 June
11.00am-3.00pmOut of the Blue Drill Hall, 36 Dalmeny St. Leith
Discuss how you would like to see Leith run?
Action Plan to be created for the local area, enabling people of Leith to take an active role in the development of their community
Quintinshill (Gretna) Disaster Memorial Service The Royal Scots Saturday 25 May
Rosebank Cemetery, Pilrig St.
Service and wreath-laying.
Edinburgh Bus Users Group (EBUG) Public Meeting EBUG Thursday 2 May


Friends Meeting Place, Victoria Terrace, Edinburgh EH1 2JL

Mandala Art Classes Friendship Mandala Tuesday 14 May & Thursday 16 May
Leith Community Cen
Make beautiful wall hangings
  • Free
  • For more information, contact Heather Muchamore 0131 554 4750
Community Council Planning Training Event CEC Wednesday 1 May
City Chambers, 253 High Street, Edinburgh
Topics that might be covered

  • General refresher regarding the planning process
  • The consultee status of community councils
  • Making effective representations
to book a place
Launch: Public Meeting The Heart of Newhaven
(Newhaven Project renamed)
Heart of Newhaven 28/1/2019
Victoria primary school
Launch well attended. Presentations and then workshops to enable attenders to complete consultation sheets identifying how they like to see the building used under following headings:

  • culture and heritage ‘our identity’
  • learning and enterprise
  • community wellbeing