Leith Book Group

(adapted from an email from the Book Group.)

Do you like reading? Do you like talking about books or anything else? Do you like meeting new people?

If the answer to any of the above is yes, then come along to our new Daytime Book Group for fun, laughter and chat.

This is at Leith Library every fortnight (1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month) at 2pm (starting 4th July).

Books will be provided by Leith Library. Free tea, coffee and biscuits.

For more information contact Denise Young on 07787 272 860 or denise.young@royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk

Forth Ports Leith Community Port Tour

Free guided bus tour around Scotland’s Capital Port, offering you and your family the opportunity to see it operate and understand the work that goes on!

Bus tours depart from the Prince of Wales Gate, next to the Vine Trust barge, only 200m walk from the Malmaison Hotel on The Shore.

Bus tours depart at 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm & 3pm.

Book your free tickets now, via https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/forth-ports-leith-community-port-tour-tickets-45100564001!

Newhaven Children’s Gala: what’s happening

(with thanks to Heather Suttie for sending in this information)

All welcome and no entrance fee!

The event starts with a parade of fishwives and fisherboys (from P1, P1/2, P6 & P7) which leaves Victoria Primary School at 1.15pm. We walk to the harbour to await the ‘Queen’ and her royal party, then parade back to Victoria Primary School where the crowning ceremony takes place.

Our VIP this year is Ben MacPherson, MSP. The parade will be led by piper Colin McNeil with the school Samba band joining in at the end with help from Pulse of the Place.  Newhaven Community Choir and Victoria Primary School children’s choir will sing a few songs. There will be stalls in the playground – food and activities, etc. Continue reading

Free lunch!

Leith residents aged 60 or more, and public, private and voluntary sector organisations, are invited to help identify shared priorities for creating an Age-Friendly Community.

24 April 12:00 pm, Leith Community Education Centre, 12a New Kirkgate Leith EH6 6AD

To book a place, contact Meiko on 07974 881186 or via m.makita@hw.ac.uk

LHNCC March 2018 agenda

Shore Room, Leith Community Education Centre, Newkirkgate
Tuesday 27 March at 7.00pm

  1. Introductions
  2. Apologies
  3. Minutes of previous meeting
  4. Matters arising
  5. Police report
  6. Reports: secretary and treasurer
  7. Councillors’, MSP’s, MP’s reports
  8. Planning update
    1. Skyliner, Ocean Drive, 18/00846/FUL – LHNCC response
    2. Great Junction Street – 17/05415/FUL – LHNCC response
    3. Planning Application, 18/01154/PAN – Baltic Street. Public Consultation
  9. Events
    1. Leith Chooses – Results Wednesday 21 March 2018
    2. EDLP Briefing Spring 2018 – NE Locality Office, Wednesday 21 March
    3. Edinburgh Trams Information event – Leith Library, Thursday 22 March
    4. Your Scottish Parliament is coming to Leith to hear what you think about human rights and the Scottish Parliament. Focus Group – South Leith Parish Church Halls on Monday, 26 March, between 12.30pm and 2.30 pm
    5. Victoria Primary School – Gala Day, Saturday 26 May
    6. New Victoria Primary School – Initial Design Concepts
    7. OneCity Trust open for grant applications – grants of between £5,000 and £10,000 available
    8. Community Council training event – Tuesday 27 February 2018 – feedback
    9. Leith Festival Gala Day: Saturday 9 June 2018 – Application forms available for stall
  10. LRT Transport to Western General hospital – update
  11. LHNCC Newsletter
  12. AOCB
    1. Edinburgh Tram Update – current plans and following this with an open question and answer session. LHNCC meeting 24 April 2018
    2. Edinburgh Remakery
    3. Visit to SS Explorer- email sent requesting suggested available dates
  13. Date of next meeting: Tuesday 24 April 2018

Edinburgh Shoreline project kicks off

(adapted from an email from the Botanic Gardens)

You are invited to an Edinburgh Shoreline event at the Botanic Garden on 29 March. This is the start of a year- long project focusing on the Edinburgh Shoreline – its rich history, culture and biodiversity – with input from local communities regarding how they relate to their section of coast and how they envisage it in the future. Please feel free to pass on to all those who might be interested. There will be a range of ways in which local communities can get involved and this first event focuses on community contributions to an RBGE exhibition this summer. See below the cut for more information about the project.

Event details

Balfour Building, Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, 20A Inverleith Row. Edinburgh EH3 5LR. Enter on the east side of the garden at 20 A Inverleith Row as the John Hope Gateway entrance on the west side will be closed.

Tea and coffee will be available from 6.00 pm and the meeting will finish at 8.00.

To book a place please contact Charlotte Johnson at cjohnson@rbge.org.uk

The 8, 23 and 27 buses all stop close to 20 A Inverleith Row.

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