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Free Ebooks and Audiobooks

Did you know you can borrow ebooks on your phone, tablet, PC or Kindle via the Edinburgh Library service? There’s even a kids and teens book section.

You can also borrow audiobooks.

You don’t even need to be a member or visit the library to get started as you can get an instant temporary digital membership.

To find out more click here to head over to the library website.

Police Scotland Home Security Guide

Police Scotland – Edinburgh Division – Festive Period Security Advice


As we experience darker nights and approach the busy festive period it’s a good time of year to review the security of your home and outbuildings such as sheds and garages. For crime prevention advice and further information that will help secure your homes and sheds from intruders please visit our website on the link below or read the attached files.

Home Security Guide

Shed Security

There is a lovely free film opportunity from the Scottish Youth Film Festival this weekend.

They have shared with us the following message.


We’d like to invite any
budding film makers to com along this weekend to the Edinburgh Centre
for Carbon Innovation to attend the 5th Annual SCOTTSH YOUTH FILM
FESTIVAL.  Would you be able to get this out to any schools in the area
or anybody 19 years and under who are interested in film making?  The
festival is FREE to attend.

VENUE: Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation


TIMES: 10am – 4pm


This fifth annual Scottish Youth Film Festival take place in Edinburgh
for the first time ever. The festival which started as a youth project
in West Lothian has spent the last two years in Glasgow.

Scott Mackay, a founder of the festival said;

“It was always our intention to move the festival around the country and
funding from Screen Scotland this year has allowed us to start doing

The festival holds an awards ceremony for films that have been made by
young people in Scotland and past winners have ranged in age from 5 to
19 yrs. The films are judged by a panel of young people in conjunction
with Into Film and they really get a buzz out of receiving their awards.
The charity is supported by Kevin Guthrie of Sunshine on Leith and Tommy
Gormley of Star Wars/ Star Trek and Mission Impossible amongst others,
but the entire aim of the festival is to get even more young people
interested in film; As co-founder David Barras says;

“SYFF’s aim is to enhance life chances for young scots through film and
Scotland has proved time and time again that the talent is here. So we
hold workshops, talks and activities that appeal to a range of young
people. There’s everything from make-up (Gillian Johnston who works on
the Crown) to how to build your own light sabre”

The event is FREE and a limited number of tickets can be booked on
Eventbrite. All events and activities will take place at the Edinburgh
Centre for Carbon Innovation between 10 am and 4pm on Saturday and
Sunday with Saturday being aimed at secondary school age and Sunday
aimed at the primary age group.

If you would like more information about the event then please do get in
touch at the telephone number and address above. Or directly email


Nursery Trips to Fountainbridge Library.

The Red and Orange Group enjoyed a trip to Fountainbridge Library on Tuesday 19th November for stories, songs, creative mark making and snack. There we met children and staff from our neighbours at Tynecastle nursery and had snack together.
Joining the library is free and you can join on line.  1000’s of books are available – including books for adults and children in other languages.
Thank you to the parents, and grandmother too, who came with us and made this a very enjoyable experience.