Helping protect Edinburgh's green space


Meetings

FoMBL usually meets 3 times a year, in February, June and November. The venues for the meetings are places of interest near the Meadows and Bruntsfield Links. In the past we have met in Barclay Church, Heriots School chapel, St Thomas Of Aquin's High School, The Othodox Community of St Andrew, Archers' Hall and Peter's Yard Cafe among others. As well as visiting these interesting buildings, speakers are invited to talk about topics such as Management of Parks and the History of the Meadows.

Spring meeting, 6th March 2017

Our next public meeting will be on Monday 6 March at 7.30-9.30 p.m. at Archers' Hall, Buccleuch Street The speaker will be Lt-Col. Richard Callander, OBE, TD, Secretary of the Royal Company of Archers All welcome. See the poster. Please download, print and display. Maybe a shop window near you will take one for display.

Autumn meeting 18th November 2016

We had a very good meeting on Friday 18 November. Martin Hyman, international runner, gave a fascinating talk about his life in running, and we had a good discussion about future projects for which we might seek funding. Martin handed out information about training sessions he helps with. See it here.

Summer meeting and AGM, 17th June 2016

The Summer meeting of FOMBL (AGM) was on Friday 17 June 2016 at the Croquet Club, Leven Terrace, at 7.30 p.m. Tthe speaker was Ian Murray MP, whose constituency borders the Meadows.

See Ian Murray's tweet.

Papers for the 2016 AGM: Agenda   2015 AGM Minutes   Annual Accounts   Annual Report

Spring meeting, 22nd February 2016

The Spring meeting of FOMBL took place on Monday 22 February 2016 at the Barclay Viewforth Church at 7.30 p.m. The speaker was Leonie Alexander, Urban Biodiversity Project Officer at the Royal Botanic Gardens, on 'Making the Meadows and Bruntsfield Links better for biodiversity' See her notes.
See the minutes of the meeting.

Autumn meeting, 10th November 2015

The autumn meeting of FoMBL was held on Tuesday 10th November at 7.30 p.m. at the German Church, 1 Chalmers Crescent, Edinburgh. Anna Canning of Floramedica - People Plants Places (www.floramedica.org.) told us about the medicinal and food uses for some plants in the Meadows. Refreshments preceded the meeting, to celebrate our charitable status.

Summer meeting and AGM, 26th June 2015

The Summer meeting of FoMBL was the Annual General Meeting. It was held on Friday 26th June. at the Croquet Club (corner of Leven Terrace and Glengyle Terrace) at 7.30 pm. The talk this time was by Fernando, who runs the police box cafe at the top of Middle Meadow Walk: he has some interesting plans for a makeover of that area. This was followed by the usual AGM business and any other business. The meeting was in favour of allowing the grass in areas where there are crocus and daffodils left uncut until the autumn to encourage wildlife.

Here are the papers for the 2015 AGM:         Agenda 2015 AGM           Minutes of AGM 2014           Convener's annual report 2015           The Accounts           New constitution


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