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.

Award for Granton Goes Greener volunteer team

Happy New Year to all our service users, project friends and amazing volunteers. We would like to start this year with you with some positive note. As you are probably aware, behind a huge success of our project, we have an AMAZING team of over 11 regular volunteers. They have been all working really hard, organising your donations, displaying clothes, helping with big outreach events and workshops. Our amazing volunteers have been recognised in 2020 by Volunteer Edinburgh and received Inspiring Volunteer in Achievement Award ...
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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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