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  • Meet Edinburgh Council Election Candidates.

    Eleanor Harris is organising three events in advance of the Edinburgh Council elections which might be of interest to Edinburgh Eco-Congregation Network members.

    We will meet candidates in a local greenspace, and go for a stroll in the park discussing what local government can do for nature in Edinburgh in a setting hopefully more fun, friendly and constructive than the average political meeting.

    The three events are:

    18 April 6pm Inverleith Park https://www.meetup.com/Wild-Reekie/events/238855958/
    26 April 6pm Arthur’s Seat https://www.meetup.com/Wild-Reekie/events/238856019/
    2 May 6pm Saughton Park Gardens https://www.meetup.com/Wild-Reekie/events/238856055/

  • Edinburgh Practical Pilgrim Day, Saturday, 8th April 2017.

    Edinburgh Practical Pilgrim Day
    Organised by Confraternity of St James
    Saturday, 8th April 2017, 10.30am-2.30pm
    Café Camino, St Mary’s Cathedral
    1 Little King Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3JD (top of Leith Walk)
    Talks and demonstrations of how you can best prepare to walk the Camino de Santiago, as well as the opportunity to ask questions to experienced pilgrims about your particular planned route
    Equipment advice from Cotswold Outdoor
    £15 Entry – Teas/Coffees and lunch provided
    (vegetarian friendly).
    Please email office@csj.org.uk with any dietary requirements.
    There will be a mass at the Cathedral at 10am for anyone wishing to attend.
  • Murrayfield Churches Together Earth Hour event, 8pm, 25th March. #earthhour

    Join Murrayfield Churches Together, in Edinburgh, for an evening service as they turn the lights out for Earth Hour.
    Arrive at 8pm for tea, coffee and fair-trade baking before a reflective hour of hymns, prayers and films.
    A retiring collection will be taken for the World Wildlife Fund.
    At Saughtonhall United Reformed Church, 85-87 Saughtonhall Drive, Edinburgh EH12 5TR
    Further information here.
  • The Local Church Lenten Series 2017

  • New Awards earned this month!

    Congratulations to two of our congregations this month who’ve achieved an Eco-Congregation Award!

    At the start of the month, Duddingston Kirk were awarded their First Award and commended for their exemplary community engagement projects.

    Wardie Parish Church also received an award this month, putting them in the select group of Third Award winners showing real leadership in caring for creation.

    Congratulations to both congregations for their hard work and commitment! We look forward to hearing more about what they get up to this year.

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Energy Saving Trust in South East Scotland

For advice on energy efficiency and reducing energy bills or to simply check if you are entitled to any government grants, please don’t hesitate to contact the Community Liaison Officer for your area, Dagmara Opilka. You can contact her on:


Direct line: 0131 468 8682 | Helpline: 0800 512 012.

Complete and send the Referral Form to check if you are eligible for financial support.

Dagmara has offered to arrange a meeting or a talk to discuss the available services from the Energy Saving Trust. For more information click on the leaflet link Home Energy Scotland.