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Save Our Meadows

The Campaign continues

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.

There will be a service to celebrate his life in Christ Church, Morningside, on Friday 16th February at 12.30 pm.

What now for Sick Kids?

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

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.

Newsletter 47

Newsletter 47, Autumn 2017, is now published and can be found here.

Older Newsletters

Older Newsletters can be found on our Newsletters page.

Community Garden

Our Community Garden is coming along quite nicely.

Events in the park

Here is the latest spreadsheet of events taking place in the Meadows in August and September 2017. Read more...


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.

New play equipment

We are pleased to see a new climbing frame in the children's play area on Bruntsfield Links. Read more...

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...

Jawbones Update March 2017

Work is now completed preparing for the return of the Jawbones, but it looks as if it will be well into 2017 before they are back. Read more...

Bug Hotel

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


Events in the park

Here is a spreadsheet of events taking place in the Meadows and Bruntsfield Links from March to December 2017. Read more... .

Exercise Trail

We have the first piece of equipment in our exercise trail: Read more...

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.

Parks Events Survey - Results

The Council held a survey on how events in parks went this year. The survey closed on 18th November. Click here to download a spreadsheet of the results and comments. The results will be reported to the Transport and Environment Committee in March 2017.

Parks at Risk

Britain's parks are at risk. There’s no legal responsibility to look after them. To read more and sign the petition 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....


Planning a BBQ on the Meadows or Links?

Watch our video.

Read this report.

See where they are permitted.

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.

Wild flower plot

A new wild flower plot has been created on the Meadows. Read about it here.

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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