The Blue Skies Development Project is a five-year plan to develop our buildings so that we can do exciting things in our ministry to the community here in Granton.

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 and no friends, boredom soon makes life a misery. Son wonders ...
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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 Parish Church, based in North Edinburgh, is one of a growing number of Eco-Congregations within the Church of Scotland. We are looking to recruit a Climate ...
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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 (during the Granton Gardeners Community Meal) continues to be very ...
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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 Kirk Session was keen to have as much work as possible done during the holiday season, before the schools and organisations ...
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