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Meadows Events

because of the covid-19 crisis.


New Mural for the Meadows

on the Tennis pavilion


Newsletter 54

Newsletter 54,Spring 2020, is now published and can be found here.

Older Newsletters

Older Newsletters can be found on our Newsletters page.

Volunteers make the news

Parks need volunteers, according to this article in the Mail.

General Maczek Memorial

The memorial bench has now been unveiled at the City Chambers. Read more...

Honouring Heather

Heaher Goodare, former convener of FoMBL was honoured at a ceremony on 31st October. Read more...


Jawbones Update September 2018

Here is the latest update from Edinburgh World Heritage : Read more...

Richard Ellis

We are sad to announce the death of Richard Ellis, former stalwart of the FoMBL committee.. Read more...

Pic Gordon Terris/The Herald.14/8/16

Stormy Weather

Storm Hector has left its mark on the Meadows, with a tree down across North Meadow Walk. Read more...

Meadows Festival

A Big Thank You to all our lovely FOMBL friends who ran the stall during the Meadows Festival!

What now for Sick Kids?

Sick Kids is moving to Little France - so what happens to the old buildings? Read the latest news.

New Toddlers' Play Equipment

The toddlers playground by the tennis courts on East Meadows has some new kit

Click for the big picture

Dogs where they shouldn't be

The Meadows are a great place to exercise your dog, but some areas should be kept dog free.

Click for more


Planning a BBQ on the Meadows or Links?

Watch our video.

Read this report.

See where they are permitted.

Robin Morris

It is with great sadness that we announce that Robin Morris, our treasurer, died on 4th February.

Read Heather Goodare's tribute to Robin here.

Post Cards

We have produced some very attractive postcards for you to buy to support FoMBL. See them here.

Children Volunteering

Children from Primary 6, George Heriots, have been working with Heather and Yusef doing some little jobs around the Meadows.

Meadows junior parkrun

The Meadows junior parkrun is a free timed 2km run for children aged 4-14 and starts at 9.30am every Sunday near the large kids (Magnet) playground. For more details and to register see the facebook page or click here.

Community Garden

Our Community Garden is coming along quite nicely.


There are always little jobs to be done around the Meadows and Links. Once a month a team of volunteers goes out to tackle some of them. You are welcome to join us on the last Saturday of the month, 10:00 am.

See our Volunteering page for details, and read reports of recent sessions.

Glyphosate - should we ban it?

Glyphosate weedkiller is used by City of Edinburgh Council, but there's lots of controversy about this chemical. Read more...

Bug Hotel

Our Bug Hotel has come to the attention of the BBC.
See the article.


Training on the Meadows

At our Autumn meeting on Friday, 18th November, we had a fascinating talk from Martin Hyman who runs training sessions on the Meadows every Tuesday evening. To read more click here.

No Change for Events

The Council has said "No" to 15 day events. The policy remains at 23 days for Festival Fringe events. Despite a deputation lead by FoMBL Convener, Heather Goodare, Green Party councillors failed in their bid to change the policy. Read more....

Trees and birds

One of our members is making a blog with some lovely pictures of trees, birds, etc. taken on the Meadows. Do have a look.

Recovering from Cancer?

Move More might be just what you need.

Read about it here.

Birds on the Meadows and Bruntsfield Links

The Meadows and Links are great places for bird spotting. Click here to see a poster of birds you can see on the Meadows and Links, and here to see our pictures of redwings, winter visitors to the Meadows.

Commemorative Tree

Congratulations and thanks to Audrey Simon, who has kept in mind our obligation to mark the planting of a tree on Bruntsfield Links (near the Golf Tavern) to commemorate the founding of the Friends of Parks Forum in more.

Anyone for Chess?

You can now hire chess pieces to use on the giant chess board on the Links See the details.

Meadows Chamber Orchestra

Although they are nothing to do with FoMBL, the orchestra are good friends of ours, so we like to give them some publicity here.

For further information see their website.

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