New Lives for new Granton Residents – in 1939

This archive film recently came to light in the National Libary of Scotland's Screen Archives. It was shot in 1939 and shows the experiences of a fictional family, the McAllisters, in their move from the city slums to a new housing scheme in Granton. Their new home has attractions which tend to soften the blow of being uprooted from the little world they have left behind. Family walk around their new home (0.30) The men begin to unload the cart (0.43) But with nothing to do, nowhere to go ...
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Another successful evening at GPC!

The International Food Night was well attended and the Blue Skies Group has benefited from our event with £160 raised on the evening. A great big thank you to all our cooks and bakers who made our night very special. Special thanks to the Social Group - couldn't do it without them! Biggest thanks go to all those who joined us on the night.
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Vacancy: Climate Change Officer (fixed-term/0.6FTE) – Closing Date 31 August 2018

NOTE: THE CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS FOR THIS POST IS 31 AUGUST CLIMATE CHANGE OFFICER Salary:   £18,278 pro rata  Status: 22.5 hours per week (3 days) Fixed Term: ~6 months (17th September 2018 - 31st March 2019) Closing date: Friday 31 August 2018 (midnight) Location: Granton, Edinburgh An exciting opportunity has arisen for a self-motivated and enthusiastic individual to make an impact in reducing the carbon footprint of the local community of Granton. Granton Pa...
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Update on Swap Shop

The swap shop is now open regularly between 4-5pm on Mondays, 4.30 and 6pm on Tuesdays and 12-1pm on Fridays. People have already started coming along at those times to browse the clothes, donate clothes and to pick up free bread and cakes (donated by Baynes Bakery). The bread and cakes are unsold surplus from two local branches of Baynes but are still perfectly edible and in fact taste as good as they would if you bought them fresh from the shop. The Tuesday evening session of the swap shop...
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Church halls closed w/b 6th August

The church halls will be out of use during the day for maintenance work week beginning Monday 6th August 2018.   As most will know the Kirk Session has a development project underway at the moment which will see gradual improvement of the church premises over a number of years. This is known as the Blue Skies Project.   The first visible changes will be to the lighting throughout the building - all existing lighting will be replaced with energy-efficient lighting. The Kir...
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Free Bread!

We’re very grateful to Baynes Bakery for weekly donations of bread and other baked goods that haven’t sold in their shops but are still perfectly edible. These items are now available during the Clothing Swap Shop which is open in the West Hall on Fridays between 12 and 1pm. We’re still looking for volunteers to staff the swap shop on Mondays and Fridays (we already have enough volunteers for the Tuesdays). You will need to help sort clothes, make sure the rails are stocked, weigh dona...
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Clothing Swap Shop

After the successful launch of Granton Goes Greener on Saturday 30 June we are delighted to announce that the Clothing Swap Shop will now be staffed by volunteers at the following times: 4-5pm, Mondays 4-30 – 6pm Tuesdays (during the Community Meal) 12 – 1pm Fridays These are the times when people will be around to collect your donations and help you choose your next favourite outfit. The clothes rails are available to browse in the West Hall any time that the church building is open. We ...
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“Success in tackling climate change is absolutely crucial

"Success in tackling climate change is absolutely crucial, it’s the biggest challenge our planet faces." - Deidre Brock MP on launching Granton Goes Greener. We were delighted to have our MP, Deidre Brock, along to formally launchGranton Goes Greener. Deidre had some greate and positive things to say about the project, the community and the church. Here's the full text of her speech.I’m seeing such a difference in Granton these days. Wee patches of wasteland buzzing with life, tyre...
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Blue Skies Development – update

Since we last updated the congregation on our Blue Skies Development plans, a lot of progress has been made. As most of you will know we were successful in getting a Climate Challenge grant - Granton Goes Greener - which, in addition to the Climate Project work such as cycling, rescued bread and clothes swap, will allow us to make significant improvements to the windows, heating and lighting in the church buildings. We have also continued to develop the idea for a new kitchen, working with gr...
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Kitchen Table Talk – pop along on 15th April

What would make a good community kitchen? Have your say after Church on Sunday 15th AprilAs most folk will know, we have plans to upgrade the church kitchen so that it becomes more fit purpose both now and in the future. In addition to Lunch Club, Coffee Mornings, Community Meals and Men's Breakfast, we want to build plans to make it into a community resource.This ties in with the Scottish Government's Good Food Nation Bill - which is out for consultation just now.We are holding a Kitchen Table ...
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