Bonnyrigg Community Day: Thank You!

We were very pleased to have taken part in the Bonnyrigg Community Day event on Saturday 30th March 2019 and we really appreciated all of the very positive feedback that we received at our stall on the day.

We thought that we should share the “Thank You” that we received, along with all of the other organisations who took part, from the organisers:

“Hi Folks,

What a fabulous afternoon Saturday was !  Catherine Duns and I just would really like to say a massive thanks to you all  for coming along and entertaining, feeding and informing the people of the local community …. We estimate there were 2.5k people during the afternoon !

Special thanks to  Bonnyrigg and Lasswade Brass Band, The Kevock Choir, Friday Night Project  and KIC Dance for giving up their own time to entertain  the crowds during the afternoon . We have talented and gifted people in our Community 😊 Also a huge thanks to Midlothian Council  for supporting the event . Special mention to our local schools for engaging in the event and to Suzanne Yule from Lasswade High School  for co ordinating all  the local schools involvement .

Massive thanks  Glen and his team at the local Co-Op  and to Callum from Tesco. They both continue to support our community development aspirations . It was great to see  ‘The Papermill ‘ join in the day and shake away the afternoon with their mocktails !  It was also fantastic to have Red Watch and our Community Police team join in the fun too…

I won’t mention every single organisation or you’ll all be nodding off  ,  however please take this message as a heartfelt thanks to each and every one of you for your contribution to the success of the gathering . The atmosphere was fantastic and that was down to everyone coming along with a genuine desire to have a good day …

Many Thanks Again 😊😊😊

Trisha Sime

Bonnyrigg Rose Football Club Development Manager

Tel: 0131 202 1642   Mobile : 07834456625

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Mavisbank Events: April 2019

Lucy Wood, Mavisbank Community Engagement Officer at Edinburgh & Lothians Greenspace Trust has contacted us regarding some interesting events happening during April 2019 that we think might be of interest not only to our members but of course to the many readers of our posts.

Here below Lucy gives some information about these events:-

“I wanted to get in touch as we’ve a couple of events coming up in April, which I thought may be of interest .

First, we’ve an Oral History Workshop, hosted by Scotland’s Urban Past, which will provide training on oral history interviewing and recording.

This will take the form of two workshops which will take place on Monday 8th and Monday 15th April, from 10am-1pm each day, in the Community Room at Loanhead and St Margaret’s Primary.

Further details will shortly be posted on our Twitter and Facebook, however, should any of your members or readers wish to reserve places now they are very welcome to do so by getting in contact with me at this email address, which I am very happy for you to share.

Also taking place in April, on Wednesday 17th at 1.30pm, we’re holding a walk and talk exploring the history of the designed landscape at Mavisbank. The walk will take place onsite at Mavisbank, and will be led by Catherine Middleton, who works within the Heritage Management Directorate at Historic Environment Scotland.

Catherine specialises in casework relating to designed landscapes, and Scotland’s nationally important gardens- and so this should be a very interesting event.

Further information about this event can be found in the event posters, which I’ve attached [click on the link below].

Booking is required for both events, as space is limited- however, both events are free to attend.”

Mavisbank Events

Lucy Wood Mavisbank Community Engagement Officer Edinburgh & Lothians Greenspace Trust
T 0131 445 4025 |
Swanston Steading, 109/11 Swanston Road, Edinburgh EH10 7DS