Helping protect Edinburgh's green space
FOMBL is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation SC045955.
If you would like to join FoMBL, all the details are given here.
The subscription is currently £5 per year for individual members.
Save Our Meadows
The Campaign continues
We are sad to announce the death of Richard Ellis, former stalwart of the FoMBL committee.. Read more...
Storm Hector has left its mark on the Meadows, with a tree down across North Meadow Walk. Read more...
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.
Jawbones Update May 2018
Here is the latest update from Edinburgh World Heritage :
Newsletter 49, Summer 2018, is now published and can be found here
Older Newsletters can be found on our Newsletters page
New Toddlers' Play Equipment
The toddlers playground by the tennis courts on East Meadows has some new kit
Dogs where they shouldn't be
The Meadows are a great place to exercise your dog, but some areas should be kept dog free.
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.
We have produced some very attractive postcards for you to buy to support FoMBL.
See them here.
General Maczek Memorial
It is now proposd that this memorial should be on the forecourt to the City Chambers.
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
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.
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.
Birds on the Meadows and Bruntsfield Links
The Meadows and Links are great places for bird spotting.
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.
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 2001...read 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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