News
Project updates and other nuggets of news.

Magdalene Edible Estates project launched

The Magdalene Edible Estate project was launched in April 2015.

People & Communities Funding Confirmed for Wester Hailes

The Scottish Governments People & Communities Fund have approved £113,000 funding for the Wester Hailes project.  This will support the continued development of the project for 2015/16.

Climate Challenge Funding for Magdalene Edible Estates

The Scottish Governments Climate Challenge Fund have approved £119,000 funding for Magdalene, part of the Craigmillar Edible Estates project.  This will support the construction of an Estate Growing Hub and healthy eating programme during 2015/16.

Clovenstone Estate Growing Hub Completed

The Clovenstone Estate Growing Hub was launched in September 2014 with a community fete.  This was the second Hub to be developed in Wester Hailes.  The Hub provides growing spaces for 35 residents.

Calders Estate Growing Hub

The Calders Estate Growing Hub was launched in May 2014.  The hub provides growing spaces or 50 residents.

Wardieburn Update

The Wardieburn Community Backgreen project resulted in the construction of one site which created 11 new growing spaces, unfortunately we were unable to move on to complete the second site.

Wardieburn Backgreens Site Start

After a long wait.  Work has finally started on site with the first of two community food growing projects in Wardieburn (Edinburgh).  The project is being delivered by Re:Solution, in partnership with Premier 1, (Edinburgh Council’s term contractor for landscaping).

Funding Confirmed For Wester Hailes Edible Estates Project

We’re really pleased to announce that the Wester Hailes Edible Estate project has received the funding go-ahead from the Climate Challenge Fund.  They have approved £290,000 to support the development of community food growing projects in two estates (Calders, and Murrayburn/Hailesland/Dumbryden), in the South West of Edinburgh.  The project will start in April 2013, and…

Climate Challenge Funding for Wester Hailes Edible Estates

The Scottish Governments Climate Challenge Fund have approved £290,000 funding for the Wester Hailes Edible Estates project.  This will support the construction of Estate Growing Hubs at two estates and healthy eating programme during 2013/15.

South West Reports Published

We’ve pleased to announce that the reports for the South West Edible Estates Study have now been published.  They can be viewed here – Dumbryden, Murrayburn & Hailesland, Saughton Mains Park and the Calders.