Visit to Kinning Park Complex

kinning park

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.

Wildflower Sale and Edinburgh Scrapstore Open Day

Plant Sale and Scrap Store A5 Leaflet RGB

On Sunday 24 September we’ll be hosting our next open day, to celebrate the re-opening of the Edinburgh Scrap Store.

We’ll have a wide range of native wildflowers and seeds for sale, suitable for gardens and window boxes or planters. These include Bird’s-Foot-Trefoil, Rockrose, Wild Parsnip, Violet; and lots more…

The Edinburgh Scrap Store will be re-opening its doors, where materials such as paper, fabric and paint can be donated, collected and re-used.

You can also take part in planting activities, help yourself to free tea, coffee and cake, and enjoy live music from Bows & Bridges.

Painting for Pleasure Weekend Workshop – 16 and 17 September

Painting for Pleasure - Gareth

Artist Gareth Hutchison will be hosting a painting weekend workshop on 16 and 17 September. These events will be designed to help beginners and enthusiasts gain experience in painting with oils or acrylics, whilst also supporting more advanced painters to develop their skills and techniques. No previous experience is necessary. Find out more and book tickets at our Eventbrite page.

Granton Parish Church Community Fair

granton church community day

We will be taking part in Granton Parish Church’s Community Fair on 2 September, along with lots of other local community groups. You can find out more about the history:hub and archive, our community cafe (coming soon!) and pick up some plants from our community garden.

For more information about the event, visit

history:hub Meeting – Sunday 13 August


Are you interested in getting involved in the archive at Madelvic House? Please join us for our next history:hub meeting on Sunday 13 August, from 12 – 2pm. We hope to see you there!

International Parents Group – Starts Friday 11 August

International Parents Group

From 11 August, a new parents’ group will be meeting every Friday between 10am and 12pm.

The group welcomes pregnant women, partners and families with young children (infants, toddlers and older children are welcome) to connect and enjoy a relaxed space for families. The group is free, and there is no booking required, but a suggested donation of £2 for refreshments would be really appreciated.

Space Hire

Medium Room

We now have space hire opportunities at Madelvic House, including room hire and exhibition space. Room hire costs start from £10 an hour, and weekend exhibition space (for both the large and medium sized rooms) is £50, plus 10% commission on any work sold. Find out more here.

Hidden Gems

You can visit Madelvic House on Thursday 13 July as part of Pilton Community Health Project’s Hidden Gems walk, which this week is themed around Granton’s Industrial Past. The walk begins at 7pm at Granton Square; and members of the history:hub will be on hand to show visitors the history archive and answer any questions. You can find out more information about the route this particular walk (and others) will take here.

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