Community Assembly to discuss what you care about in Leith

(adapted from a communication from Save Leith Walk)

Save Leith Walk would like to invite you to a Community Assembly to discuss how you would like Leith run. This event will be a great opportunity to meet fellow Leithers and share what you value in your community and what you would like to improve. Together we can build momentum to take action in shaping our neighbourhood and take ownership.

Please book your place via Eventbrite.

The Electoral Reform Society will facilitate the event and help with bringing aspirations together. The information gathered on the day will be used to create an Action Plan for the local community, enabling the people of Leith to take a pro-active role in the development of their community. There will be plenty of time for discussion, networking and sharing of ideas.

They will also be joined by speakers from Living Rent and Planning Democracy.

Community Rights to Buy: free event

(adapted from an email from the Scottish Government)

The Scottish Government Community Land Team is holding a free event at the Scottish Borders Campus, Galashiels on 2 April 2019. The event will give an overview of the various types of community rights to buy that communities can use, practical advice on how to become a compliant body and the application processes. If you are interested in coming along please follow this link to our Events and book your place. You will be able to sign up to attend a presentation, which will be held in the morning, and one to one sessions which are planned for the afternoon, for those who wish to discuss specific ideas or require more detailed guidance. This is on a first come first served basis.

If you require further guidance or have any queries please get in touch at

Kind regards

Kyle Anderson

Community Land Team (Community Right to Buy)
Q Spur
Saughton House
Broomhouse Drive
EH11 3XD
Tel: 0300 244 9822

Feedback Night! Tuesday 12 March, 6:30pm. Come along – Debrief, Discuss, Evaluate, Share ideas…

(copied from LeithChooses’ website)

£eith Chooses is holding an open discussion session to review and evaluate all aspects of the 2019 £eith Chooses process, and to share ideas for future events. Please do come along if you can – 6:30pm, Leith Community Centre cafe, Tuesday 12 March. All Leithers welcome.

Custom House: 2019 Open Days

(adapted from an email from the Scottish Historic Buildings Trust)

These are the planned SHBT open days at the Custom House:

Celebration of all things Leith – Saturday 27th April

Leith Festival – Saturday 15th June

Doors Open Day – Saturday 28th September

Christmas Doors Open Day – Saturday 7th or Saturday 14th December (This is still to be finalised.)

Seminar for businesses: 2019 cruise ship season

(adapted from a communication from CruiseForth)

In the forthcoming 2019 cruise ship season, 58 cruise liners will arrive at Newhaven or Leith over more than 65 separate days. Over 40,000 passengers and around 10000 crew will pass through the ports.



Wednesday 6thMarch 2019    1000-1200


You are invited to register for a Seminar lead by Peter Wilson from the CruiseForth Project. The event is being organised, principally for businesses in and around Leith and Newhaven, who may wish to be more engaged with the opportunities which arise from visiting passengers and crew.

Passengers are often keen to explore locally, to find local businesses, taste local food, participate in local activities. How will they know about your offer?

You will hear about how the Welcome Volunteers can share your information, how businesses have learned to become more ‘cruise friendly’, and how your offer can be promoted.

Registrations to attend are invited, by contacting

Places may have to be limited, so please register your interest early, and in any case by Thursday 21stFebruary.