December 12, 2017

granton:hub // Scottish Natural Heritage


We were delighted to host Scottish Natural Heritage’s Board Reception at Madelvic House in October, where the subject for discussion was Creating Green Infrastructure and Urban Biodiversity.

Our Secretary Louise was given the opportunity to describe the work that’s happening in the community garden, including our weekly Wednesday drop-in sessions and new wildflower nursery.

SNH’s Andy Dorin recently published a blog post about community partnerships in North Edinburgh (which we’re very happy to be included in), which describes the work of Edinburgh Living Landscape on the ‘Square Metre for Butterflies’ and ‘Shoreline’ projects.

You can read the blog post in full here.


Bookbinding Workshop – 5 February 2018

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Cass Barron, of Bookbinding with Cass, and Elisabeth Viguie-Culshaw of The Lansdowne House of Stencils will host a creative workshop introducing the techniques of eco-printing and Coptic binding.

Elisabeth will take you through the process of eco-printing using locally sourced leaves to create nature printed papers. Cass will then guide you to incorporate your creations into handmade Coptic bound journals.

You can find out more details on the Bookbinding with Cass Facebook page.

Free Family Events in December and January

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Three free family events for children aged 10 and under will take place at Madelvic House in December and January, hosted by the Multicultural Women’s Group. The events begin at 10:30am, but please arrive by 10am to get settled – and your free cup of tea or coffee and biscuits. The events are open to mothers-to-be, mums and their children, partners, and any other family members.

Wild Plant Adventure – 22 September


Another free creative workshop is on the way to Madelvic House!

Participants in the Wild Plant Adventure workshop (on 22 September) will explore wild plants from the seashore and around the granton:hub garden, and then be guided to produce their own illustrations with botanical artists Sarah, Sharon and Janis.

This event is being organised by members of the Scottish Botanical Art Collective (  – and more information and tickets can be found on our Eventbrite page.

Visit to Kinning Park Complex

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We were lucky to have the opportunity to visit the team at Kinning Park Complex in Glasgow on 24 August,  in order to find out how they have developed to where they are today, the projects they are working on and their future plans.

The team were incredibly welcoming and we were really inspired by their story – their Waste Not Want project is just one example of the great work they are doing in their local community.

Lots of inspiration, ideas, good contacts and new friends for granton:hub!

This visit would not have been possible without the Scottish Community Alliance, who supported the trip through the Community Learning Exchange fund.

granton:hub First AGM!


Are you interested in finding out more about the work we’re doing at granton:hub? Please join us for our first Annual General Meeting on 25 September!

You can hear about our progress over the last year, our plans for the future and sign up as a member. After the meeting itself we’ll have live music from Karl Macrae, plus wine, cheese and refreshments.

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