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The Meadows Directory
& The Bruntsfield Links
The Meadows Directory is your
free magazine with local events,
information and advertising…
distributed to 3000 homes, flats
and businesses in Grange, Marchmont
and Newington areas. Copies
can be picked up at Newington
Library, Hummus Cafe, Eric Liddell
Centre and read online!
Welcome back to the Meadows Directory Magazine for
November… and to issue 100 of the Meadows magazine...
woo hoo big celebrations...
I am very proud that my little magazine has been up and
running for 15 years now and reached the grand old age of
100… and has been able to support small businesses and
locals during this difficult time.
With this in mind… read the inspiring story from Liv and
Steve, the new owners of Salt Café… and their journey
through this year (p23).
Also this month… the community centre Eric Liddell is celebrating
it’s 40th anniversary… book your ticket to join them
on zoom with international stars (p16-17)... and local artist
Jamie Primrose has his stunning new exhibition ‘Ethereal
Silence’ 5-14 November (p12-13).
Get involved in community projects at Bruntsfield St Oswald’s
(p7) and Astley Ainsley (p21). And add a bit of glamour
to your life with cosy gear from Rosypenguin to cheer
up the dark nights (p10).
The stunning autumnal Meadows front cover is by Toby
Long of PHOTOexpress (p6).
Happy reading and most importantly stay safe and cosy…
10 The Style Edit: Rosypenguin
12-13 Artist Jamie Primrose
23 Local People: Liv & Steve, Salt Café
26-27 Eric Liddell Centre
28-29 Community Pages
front cover photo: Toby Long, PHOTOexpress
www.photoxp.co.uk, 0131 667 2164 (p6)
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st oswald’s centre...
When Boroughmuir High School moved to their new home on the Union Canal, not only
did they leave their old building vacant, but also the school 'annexe' which sits on the
corner of Montpelier and Montpelier Park. St. Oswald's Hall was home to the drama
and music departments and for many former pupils they will remember it as the dreaded
Left empty and abandoned - white boards with lesson plans still visible - local residents
together with the Parent Council from Bruntsfield Primary School set about a plan to
acquire the building and create a community hub focused and to provide much needed
wrap-around childcare for local families.
At a Council meeting in August, the team -
now a company limited by guarantee and
known as Bruntsfield St. Oswald's - were
given the green light to proceed with the
acquisition under the Community Empowerment
Act. Local residents are now being
asked to get involved and become members
of Bruntsfield St. Oswald's to help
shape the plans for the building and its role
in the local community.
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in nov and dec
Pick up your copy of the November
Meadows Directory from Reese at
Hummus Café in Morningside
Home made Lebanese food
Vegan & Veggie
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As the dark nights fast approach
we are reaching for all things
cosy but at the same time feel
we’ve been deprived of all
things glamour this year. So
here’s our fashion edit mixing
the 2 together.
Picking a great print adds
interest to a winter wardrobe.
Layer up with faux
leggings, roll necks and
boots. We love French Connection’s
green blooms &
Inwear’s watercolour dress.
Pick a fabulous coat this season to
lift your mood. Choose anything
but make sure it’s 70s inspired. We
love this statement faux fur from
Sort out your footware and the
rest of the outfit will come together.
We love the new Woden
zebra sneaks, EMUS sheepskin
lined boots and slippers.
Book an appointment to see us in person or visit our online shop. Don’t forget to follow us on
Instagram #rosypenguin to watch all our styling videos and new collections.
Judith Campbell, Rosypenguin, 406 Morningside Road Edinburgh EH10 5HY
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using only the finest natural ingredients
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Contemporary Scottish Artist
Gorgeous local views by the
‘‘Sparkling shadows on Coronation Walk”
50cm x 50cm, Oil on canvas
From Thursday 5th – Saturday 14th
November best-selling contemporary
Scottish artist Jamie Primrose presents his
latest gorgeous solo exhibition: ‘Ethereal
Silence’ at The Dundas Street Gallery in
The New Town.
Having achieved past sell-out solo shows of
his beautiful artworks and over 35 highly
successful new collections in Edinburgh and
London since 2003, the acclaimed painter’s
investment original paintings and exclusive
limited edition prints are continually in
demand by a discerning, loyal and
expanding clientele in the UK and abroad.
40cm x 40cm, Oil on linen
‘Ethereal Silence’ Exhibition
With no access to his Stockbridge artist’s
studio during lockdown in Spring 2020,
Primrose enjoyed long walks nearby his
Marchmont home. Thankfully, with such a
beautiful, deserted, sculptural landscape of
parklands, hills and streets on his doorstep,
he was inspired to create his wonderful
‘Ethereal Silence’ collection. This is a
gorgeous suite of over 50 one-off, original oil
paintings, celebrating the silent tranquillity
and splendour of Edinburgh. It highlights
the city’s unique light, stunning architecture
and seasonal changes from Jamie’s
favourite lockdown locations.
From new flourishes of soft pink Spring
cherry blossom, rich autumnal shades and
sparkling winter snow in The Meadows,
characterful Old Town streets at night and
iconic Princes Street Gardens by day, to
fiery city skies from Calton Hill and breathtaking
sights in and around Arthur’s Seat.
Jamie Primrose: ‘Ethereal Silence’
Thursday 5th – Saturday 14th November
The Dundas Street Gallery
6a Dundas Street, Edinburgh EH3 6HZ
By Booked Appointment:
Opening Preview Days:
Thursday 5th November, 10am – 8pm
Friday 6th November, 10am – 8pm
Monday 9th – Friday 13th, 12 noon – 5pm
(1/2 hour slots, on the hour/1/2 hour)
Walk In At Weekends:
Saturday 7th & 14th November
Sunday 8th November, 12 noon – 5pm
(no appointment necessary)
For painting enquiries or further details
please contact: Mari Primrose
t: 0131 446 9510 m: 07947 243 418
View paintings online now and
following the exhibition:
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Feature: Local Artist
‘‘Sunrise over Duddingston Loch’’
30cm x 30cm, Oil on linen
“Jamie Primrose has an incredible feel for the
light of his native Edinburgh”
The Sunday Times
"Primrose's paintings exude a heaven-sent
sense of calm"
"Jamie has had an astonishing degree of success
with his atmospheric paintings"
"Primrose has an ever-expanding band of
collectors snapping up his work”
Meet The Artist
This is an unmissable collection to come
along, browse and enjoy in person –
perhaps for home furnishing ideas,
relaxation or inspiration. Jamie will be at the
show, giving you a rare insight into his
paintings if you wish too. There will also be
a selection of fabulous similarly themed,
framed limited edition prints on display.
These are ideal as luxurious, yet affordable
Christmas gifts for art lovers. They are
individually created to order, personally
signed and come unframed or in beautiful
N.B. With all the expected gallery measures
in place, you can feel safe, comfortable and
happy: There will be hand sanitiser
available, with face coverings/masks
compulsory (we can provide these). There
are limited numbers in the gallery (max. 6
visitors) and social distancing (2m). We
look forward to welcoming you.
Jamie Primrose is one of Scotland’s most
prominent, sought-after contemporary
painters. Having attended The Edinburgh
Academy (1977-90), he gained a Fine Art
degree at Newcastle University (1990-94)
and then remarkably travelled the world and
worked in London for almost a decade
without lifting a paintbrush. In 2003, he
returned home to the capital to become a
professional artist and has since then
achieved outstanding success and critical
Book Your Half Hour Appointment
Thursday 5th Nov, 10am – 8pm
Friday 6th Nov, 10am – 8pm
Mon 9th – Fri 13th Nov, 11am – 6pm
Please email Mari Primrose
with your preferred time
& let us know who is joining you.
quoting ‘Meadows Directory’
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Malleny – your local broker
for all your Mortgage &
Firstly and most importantly, we hope that everyone and their family has stayed safe
and well throughout the current COVID pandemic.
Here at Malleny, whilst our Bruntsfield office has been closed due to COVID, we have
continued to work throughout lockdown assisting clients with their new purchases and
The housing market is going to be very different to how it was previously. No more open
viewings to start with. Many estate agents require you to have a Decision in Principle
before being accepted to do a viewing – we can help with this. These new measures are
not putting off prospective buyers – far from it! The market is currently very active. So if
you are thinking of buying or selling – don’t be put off by COVID.
Lenders are beginning to ease their mortgage lending constrictions due to COVID. Yes, it
is true that it is more challenging if you have a smaller deposit of 5%-10% - but, as Independent
Whole of Market brokers we are best placed to source the right deal for your
own personal situation. Lenders are asking more questions and requiring more supporting
evidence but we will guide you through this and make it as stress free as possible.
The pandemic has also made people think more about their finances and how they
would manage if they were unable to work due to sickness or if the main income earner
was to pass away. We have seen an increase in people wanting to protect their incomes
and their families. Call now to chat about your situation.
We will re-open our office shortly. In the meantime we are still here and working to
meet your mortgage & protection needs. Please contact us – see our contact details
on the main ad – to chat through your requirements.
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Finalists in the 2019 Scottish Mortgage Awards for both
Best Mortgage Broker Edinburgh and Scotland categories.
Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority
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AACT ON YOUR PASSION
FOR NATURE AND WELLBEING...
Are you interested in the future of the Astley Ainslie Hospital site?...
In nature, health, wellbeing, photography?
The hospital site is due to be sold in 2025. The Astley Ainslie Community Trust (AACT)
has been formed with the aim of retaining and enhancing the lands of the hospital as a
AACT has joined with the publisher, Studies in Photography, to produce a beautiful new
journal, called Leaves. This has 26 contributions from scientists, health professionals,
historians, poets and photographers, covering a fascinating range of subjects particularly
relevant during the COVID-19 pandemic.
All profits will support AACT’s vision for the Astley Ainslie to become a thriving community
greenspace, managed by the people of Edinburgh, providing health, housing, jobs
and enjoyment for all. £10 per copy + p & p.
Leaves is available by post from: www.studiesinphotography.com
or from the Edinburgh Bookshop in Bruntsfield.
To find out more about AACT and get involved in our vision, please visit: www.aact.scot
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This is the story from the new owners of Salt Café in Morningside, Liv and Steve Connolly-
Bastock... their journey through lockdown to the recent opening of their café…
Your lockdown story… Prior to lockdown I (Liv) was working as a freelance Events Director and
Steve (my husband) was working as a Chef De Partie at The Scran & Scallie in Stockbridge. Sadly,
within 24hrs of lockdown, I lost all my event contracts for 2020 (as many of these were overseas)
and shortly after, Steve lost his role due to the hospitality industry shutting down overnight. Never
ones to give up in the face of adversity, we brought forward our own ambitions to open an eatery
in Edinburgh and took control of our own destiny. We've worked tirelessly on our new venture
since April and we're delighted to have just completed our first week of trading, reaching fullcapacity
(32 covers) every single day!
Bit about yourselves… I have a background in events, having worked for some of the most prestigious
venues and agencies in the UK. It was in these roles that I honed the organisational, creative
and hospitality skills that I bring to the day-to-day running of Salt Café, always guaranteeing a personal
touch that makes each visit memorable. When not behind the till, I'm donning my apron and
whipping up one of my signature bakes in the kitchen.
Steve is an award-winning artisanal butcher and chef who began his culinary career in Manchester
before being head-hunted by Aiden Byrne to work at his new restaurant, 20 Stories, in Spinningfields.
Following on from his role as the restaurant’s in-house Meat Ambassador, he returned to his
homeland to work as a chef for Tom Kitchin at The Scran & Scallie here in Edinburgh. His work for
these Michelin-starred chefs nurtured his commitment to seasonal produce and sourcing top quality
local ingredients. It is this ethos he brings to his role as Head Chef here at Salt Café.
Bit about Salt Café … We viewed Salt Café a few weeks into lockdown after deciding to bite the
bullet and crack on with our own plans and instantly fell in love with the name, the premises and
its location in the picturesque suburb of Morningside.
We were encouraged by its established reputation for offering excellent brunch, but as foodies
who are passionate about seasonal produce and the provenance of ingredients, we wanted to
elevate this further with a brand new seasonal menu, which is freshly prepared in-house using only
the finest ingredients from exceptional local artisanal producers and suppliers.
Favourite Salt Café dish… Steve's favourite dish is our 'Butcher's Breakfast' as it showcases his
butchery skills and includes his delicious dry-cured bacon and handmade sausages as well as a
touch of luxury with locally foraged chanterelles. My favourite dish is our 'Pancake Stack' as they
are light, fluffy and indulgent with a drizzle of maple syrup, and they're made using buttermilk from
one of our favourite local suppliers 'The Edinburgh Butter Co.'.
instagram @salt.scot www.salt.scot facebook: salt cafe
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The Meadows Pottery
Distinctive craftsmanship and quality for over 30 years
Potters Junko Shibe and Paul Tebble
produce contemporary ceramics and
traditional pottery using the highest
quality stoneware and porcelain.
Visit us for beautiful handmade
gifts this Christmas!
Plenty under £20. For example - Wee Cups just
£7 each, Bowls from £18, Mugs from £16
Our colourful shop is packed with a great
range of wares, all made on the premises
by us on the potter’s wheel.
Aside from our lovely Mugs, Bowls, Jugs,
Dishes, Vases you will find great Teapots,
Colanders/Berry bowls, Garlic Pots, Butter
Dishes and Salt Crocks, as well as tiny
pots, boxes and special display pieces.
Please enquire about
Just call and we can post to you
We follow the
for everyone’s safety
11a Summerhall Place, Edinburgh, EH9 1QE (at the top of Causewayside)
Opening hours until Christmas
Mon - Fri 10am-5pm, Sat 10am-4.30pm
Check our website for opening times between Christmas & New Year
Tel: 0131 662 4064
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to Celebrate the
Eric Liddell Centre
1980 – 2020
Major Edinburgh care charity and community hub, the Eric Liddell Centre
(ELC) is looking forward to celebrating its 40 th Anniversary Celebration on
26 th November 2020.
The virtual event will feature an exciting range of internationally renowned
speakers – award winning broadcaster and author Sally Magnusson, internationally
celebrated author and Patron of the Eric Liddell Centre, Alexander
McCall Smith CBE and world-famous Scottish composer and
conductor Sir James MacMillan.
The three VIP guests will all contribute to the celebrations with poetry,
music and recognition of Eric Liddell’s achievements. There will also be a
panel discussion and a question and answer session about the work of
the centre. Eric Liddell’s daughter Patricia will be one of the participants
live from her home in Canada.
There will also be a range of musical interludes featuring some of Sir
James MacMillan’s music, new poems from Alexander McCall Smith and
highlighting the talents of local school pupils from George Watson’s College.
The Eric Liddell Centre is an Edinburgh based care charity and community
hub, providing specialist dementia support, Carers Programme and a
The charity has been providing key support to vulnerable people across
Edinburgh for 40 years and has been leading through its expertise to
change perceptions of living with dementia, disabilities and mental health
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Following recent developments and changes to national guidelines linked
to COVID-19, the charity made the decision to cancel the plans for a
physical gathering, but continue with an online event via Zoom.
John MacMillan, Chief Executive of the Eric Liddell Centre said,
“I’m delighted that my brother, Sir James, Sally and Alexander have kindly
agreed to participate in our 40 th Anniversary Celebration, The Eric Liddell
Centre has made a positive difference to the lives of many people in
Edinburgh, especially those living with dementia. I am so pleased that our
three guests and Eric Liddell’s daughter Patricia will be joining us to celebrate
the work and achievements of the Centre over the last 40 years.”
The 40 th Anniversary Celebration takes place on Thursday 26 th November
at 7.00pm virtually via Zoom. Tickets cost £40 per log on and are available
to book via Eventbrite by visiting the link:
All monies received will support the ongoing delivery of the Eric Liddell
Centre’s caring services.
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Meadows Community Garden...
The Meadows Outdoor Classroom in the community
garden area - now has two benches and
three logs for any music groups or outdoor lessons
that might benefit from a the fresh air!
Many thanks to the Tool Library and our volunteer
Tim for making this all happen!
The beautiful journal, Leaves, is out now ...
profits will support AACT, for the Astley Ainslie
to become a community greenspace
see p21 for details
Book an appointment for...
Jamie Primrose ‘Ethereal Silence’ exhibition
Thursday 5th – Saturday 14th Nov
The Dundas Street Gallery. See p12-13
#TeamLiddell raised over £16,000 during the Kiltwalk
Weekend. All raised funds will go to the CoVcare
appeal to secure the services and the future of Eric
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Marchmont & Sciennes
Marchmont & Sciennes Community Council
meet on the 4th Wednesday of every month at
7.30pm online via zoom. The next meeting
is Wed 25th November 2020. Everyone is welcome
to attend and the link will be published
on their blogspot (see below).
The Royal Hospital for Sick Children's move
to Little France was delayed due to ventilation
and drainage problems and is expected to happen
late January 2021. For more details on this
and other local matters visit:
To be kept informed by email of developments
regarding the Sick Kids Move, email:
firstname.lastname@example.org, the local action group
in partnership with the MSCC.
Festival and King's Theatre
Emergency Support Fund...
Support Capital Theatres to help ensure
theatres can safely re-open for people to
enjoy live performance again in Spring 2021!
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WE HOPE YOU HAVE A
VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS
AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR!
40% OFF THE COMPLETE COST
OF ALL GLASSES
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