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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.

Have Your Youth Say on Princes’ Street Gardens

The Quaich Project’s vision for West Princes Street Gardens is to reimagine it as a space for all to celebrate and enjoy in new ways – with improved accessibility, dynamic architectural designs and innovative facilities. The feedback will help ensure that our plans for West Princes Street Gardens reflect the desires and ambition of Edinburgh, and deliver a world-class city centre greenspace for generations to come.


As part of the wider public consultation, The Quaich Project are offering young Scots a chance to have their say on the future of West Princes Street Gardens.  The youth consultation is aimed at young people aged between 8 and 17 who are interested in giving their views about the latest designs for West Princes Street Gardens.  The feedback that we get will help ensure that our plans for West Princes Street Gardens reflect the desires and ambition of Edinburgh, and deliver a world-class city centre greenspace for generations to come.


To hear from as many young people as possible, all Young Scot members who complete the survey will earn 150 reward points.

Youth Consultation (1)

Generous Donation From Wickes

Some of our children and staff visited Wicked on Stevenson Road where they met  managers JP and Hugh Garrity and assistant Ennie who presented they with FREE liners for our sand pit.  The children will enjoy helping to put the liner and sand in place during the coming week.
Thank you once again to the staff of Wickes and our own Mrs Brown who arranged the gifting!

Gorgie Farm News

Following the recent closure of our neighbours, Gorgie city farm, if you are looking for updates on the situation, and attempts to bring a farm back into operation on the site, you can find them in a few places.

The council are giving updates on their progress and involvement at

The ex staff are giving updates on their campaign on Twitter at

and there is news in the local press.

We really hope a good way forward can be found.



Gorgie City Farm Closure

As you may have heard a wonderful local institution, Gorgie City Farm, has collapsed into liquidation over the weekend.

Over the years it has been a vital part of the fabric of our local area and we would like, as a school, to express our sadness at the loss to Dalry, Gorgie and Edinburgh.

Dalry Primary School and Dalry Nursery were regular visitors at this great free attraction and will miss it keenly.

We would also like to express our thanks, gratitude and kindest wishes to the great staff who have kept this resource running so long and been of such support to not just our school but so many vulnerable people in our wider community.