Kate Wimpress, NEA’s director, article about North Edinburgh Grows

Following on from our SURF (Scottish Urban Regeneration Forum) Award, North Edinburgh Art’s Director Kate Wimpress has written an article about how our garden project came about, reflecting on the process of creative regeneration and project planning.

Published in SURF’s magazine, it’s available online here: http://www.scotregen.co.uk/scotregen/creative-regeneration-the-north-edinburgh-story

Definitely worth a read to get an idea of how the journey the project and North Edinburgh Arts has been through!



Shout out for volunteers at North Edinburgh Grows

It’s officially spring and the daffodils are starting to bloom in the garden!


North Edinburgh Grows, NEA’s garden project, is looking for garden volunteers. Come and learn about garden maintenance and growing fruit and veg, and contribute to the success of our inspiring new garden.

No experience necessary and regular tea breaks are encouraged!

Drop into NEA and ask for Valla, call 0131 315 2151 or e-mail northedinburghgrows@gmail.com.

Poetry and wood carving a-go-go

Natalie, our resident artist, has been running adult woodcarving classes in Craigroyston Community High School for the past few weeks. They are going really well and with one more sessions to go, still lots of progress to be made!

wood class

Ryan Van Winkle will join the group for their last session at NEA to write a collaborative poem to carve into the picket fencing in the NEA garden.

Look out for more posts about the progress of the carving and the poem!