Porty Podcast

Porty Podcast

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The Porty Podcast is a community project, highlighting events in and around Edinburgh’s seaside - Portobello! It’s a very active area with sailing, rowing and kayaking on the Forth, a vibrant artistic community and a strong sense of identity which mak


136 Teresa Gordon - Portobello Artist
Aug 24 • 7 min
Teresa Gordon’s interpretation of Alzheimer’s Disease
135 Kings Place Re-imagined
Aug 17 • 6 min
How Kings Place in Portobello could change in the future
134 Swarming Bees
Aug 10 • 6 min
How to deal with a swarm of bees
133 Portobello Golf Course
Aug 3 • 9 min
An online campaign has been launched to persuade the people of Portobello to use the golf course. Didn’t know Porty had a golf course? Well. it was once a very popular facility – the Sir Harry Lauder Championship was played here until three or four …
132 David Williams - From 88 Places
Jul 27 • 6 min
A new exhibition at the Skylark Cafe in Portobello
131 Rosie Nimmo’s Latest Album
Jul 20 • 7 min
The new album from Rosie Nimmo
130 Portobello Community Greengrocer
Jul 13 • 7 min
The progress being made towards a community greengrocer for Portobello
129 Skiffie Worlds
Jul 6 • 10 min
Porty goes to the Skiffie Worlds
128 A Spoonful of Vintage
Jun 29 • 7 min
Find out about vintage fashion, furniture and everything to do with the 1950s
127 Portobello Town Hall
Jun 22 • 12 min
The campaign to save Portobello Town Hall
126 Sheila McWhirter and The Blue Moon Travellers
Jun 15 • 6 min
The launch of a CD by the Blue Moon TRavellers
125 Children 1st
Jun 8 • 10 min
Children 1st on the new law which will ban parents from smacking their children
124 Porty Book Blog
Jun 1 • 11 min
Follow Joanne Baird’s passion for books through her blog
123 Friends of Porty Prom
May 18 • 8 min
An update on how the Friends are bringing groups together to improve PortyProm
122 The Active Travel Champion
May 10 • 9 min
Making Edinburgh safe for cyclists
121 The Seafield Mural
May 4 • 7 min
The transformation of the wall on Seafield Prom
120 Meet Porty’s New Community Police Officer
Apr 27 • 8 min
The job of community police officer in Portobello
119 Seafield Shoreline Project
Apr 20 • 6 min
Planting trees in the embankment at Seafield
118 Edinburgh Tool Library - Projects
Apr 13 • 6 min
Edinburgh Tool Library can help with community projects
117 United Sk8s - Getting People Rolling Again!
Apr 6 • 9 min
Learn about the revival of roller skating
116 Portobello to Portobello
Mar 22 • 7 min
A preview of the Porty2Porty cycle ride
115 Portobello Drama Group - Brodie the Musical
Mar 16 • 9 min
The story of Portobello Drama Group and its 50th Anniversary production of Brodie the Musical
114 Fair Trade Festival
Mar 8 • 8 min
A report from the Fair Trade Festival
113 Samos Volunteers
Mar 2 • 12 min
Gica Loening’s experience of being a volunteer, working in the refugee camps on Samos
112 The Big Lunch
Feb 16 • 8 min
Why Portobello is the launch pad for The Big Lunch in Scotland
111 HiFi Corner
Feb 9 • 9 min
Why HiFi Corner has moved from the centre of Edinburgh down to Joppa
110 Fun Fiddle
Feb 2 • 8 min
Profile of Fun Fiddle
109 Amnesty International
Jan 26 • 10 min
Interviews with the leaders of Amnesty International in Portobello
108 Get involved - Joan of Arc the Play at Bellfield
Jan 19 • 9 min
A new production of Saint Joan or Joan of Arc produced this year at Bellfield
107 Brighton Place 2
Jan 12 • 6 min
The ongoing debate about setts in Portobello
106 Porty Panto - Snow White and the 7 Dwarves
Dec 8, 2018 • 10 min
Rehearsals of the Porty Panto 2018
105 Porty Street Fest
Dec 1, 2018 • 8 min
A Preview of the Porty Street Fest 2018
104 BAFTA Scotland Winner Shauna Macdonald
Nov 24, 2018 • 9 min
An interview with Porty’s BAFTA winner
103 The Inspiring Cody McManus
Nov 17, 2018 • 5 min
Fund Raising to help children enjoy a happy christmas
102 Democracy Matters
Nov 14, 2018 • 6 min
A report on the Democracy Matters consultation at Bellfield this past weekend
101 Remembrance
Nov 10, 2018 • 11 min
Portobello remembers its war dead
100 Retrospective
Nov 3, 2018 • 13 min
A celebration of the Porty Podcast
99 Apple Day
Oct 24, 2018 • 7 min
Saturday is Apple Day in Portobello’s Community Orchard. It’s one of only two special events held there each year, the other being the wassailing of the tress in January – we featured this last year. Apple Day is a relatively modern ‘tradition’ havi…
98 Sounds of Porty 1
Oct 20, 2018 • 2 min
A poetic walk along Porty Beach
97 Brighton Place
Oct 13, 2018 • 7 min
Work starts in Brighton Places despite the protests
96 Portobello Book Festival - 10th Anniversary
Oct 5, 2018 • 12 min
How the Portobello Book Festival started
95 All Change at the Baptist Church
Sep 29, 2018 • 12 min
The new minister at Portobello Baptist Church
94 First Ceilidh at Bellfield
Sep 22, 2018 • 7 min
Dancing at the Bellfield
93 Keep Scotland Beautiful - Beach Clean
Sep 15, 2018 • 7 min
Keeping Porty Beach in fine fettle
92 Séance
Sep 7, 2018 • 8 min
Another Art Walk Porty Special
91 Art Walk Porty
Sep 1, 2018 • 11 min
Art Walk Porty, the best arts event in the area
90 The Big Busk
Aug 23, 2018 • 7 min
The story of the Big Busk
89 Travelling Gallery
Aug 18, 2018 • 7 min
The Travelling Gallery celebrates 40 years of touring, starting in Portobello
88 BG Cycles
Aug 11, 2018 • 9 min
Where to keep your bike in good order
87 Tommy Sheppard MP
Aug 4, 2018 • 9 min
Interview with local MP Tommy Sheppard
86 Portobello Tool Library
Jul 28, 2018 • 9 min
Edinburgh Tool Library expands in Portobello
85 Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home
Jul 21, 2018 • 9 min
Learn more about the Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home
84 Bellfield and Development Trusts
Jul 14, 2018 • 10 min
What are Development Trusts and how have they helped Portobello
83 Defying Sameness at the Velvet Easel
Jul 7, 2018 • 7 min
The summer exhibition at the Velvet Easel Gallery
82 Summer Fun in the Library
Jun 30, 2018 • 9 min
You may have noticed that most of the schools are now on holiday! On the good days (and we have had a few recently), the beach is bustling with families, the children splashing around in the sea, building sandcastles or burying granddad in the sand. Bu…
81 Porty Regatta and Bellfield Reopens
Jun 22, 2018 • 9 min
Interviews about the Portobello Regatta and the Bellfield Community Hub
80 Julia Barton - Environmental Artist
Jun 16, 2018 • 10 min
Plastic in the environment, on the beach at Portobello
79 Bath Street Collective
Jun 9, 2018 • 9 min
The novel creation of a new Edinburgh tenement in Portobello
78 Eyeball and Bellfield Breweries
Jun 2, 2018 • 8 min
Interviews about Eyeball and Bellfield Breweries
77 The Wild Ones
May 26, 2018 • 8 min
What turns on the Open Water Swimmers known as The Wild Ones?
76 Edinburgh Shoreline Project
May 19, 2018 • 9 min
A look at how a Porty Group is getting involved with the Shoreline Project
75 Eastern Amateur Rowing Club
May 12, 2018 • 6 min
Profile of the Eastern Amateur Rowing Club
74 Fork in the Road
May 5, 2018 • 7 min
A mobile kitchen towed behind a bike
73 Peter Jones - Portobello Artist
Apr 28, 2018 • 6 min
Help Peter Jones publish a book of paintings about Portobello
72 Mairi Campbell
Apr 21, 2018 • 8 min
Mairi Campbell talks about her latest show, being prepared for the Edinburgh Festival
71 Portobello on Wikipedia
Apr 14, 2018 • 8 min
Better online information about Portobello on Wkipedia
70 Karl Stern
Apr 7, 2018 • 9 min
Karl Stern, the artist
69 Sing in the City
Mar 31, 2018 • 6 min
A new choir is coming to Porty.
68 RVS.mp3
Mar 27, 2018 • 5 min
The RVS sets up a crafts group in Portobello
67 Velvet Easel
Mar 24, 2018 • 8 min
The new exhibition at the Velvet Easel
66 Portobello Timebank
Mar 21, 2018 • 6 min
How the Portobello Timebank Works
65 Pals of Porty Prom
Mar 17, 2018 • 8 min
The Friends of Porty Prom takes a step closer to being created
64 An Interview with PC Matt McPherson
Mar 14, 2018 • 11 min
Local police officer talks about dealing with antisocial behaviour etc
63 Westbank - What Now
Mar 10, 2018 • 7 min
Follow-up to the public meetings on Westbank aka The Pitz
62 239 The High Street
Mar 7, 2018 • 6 min
Interview with John Paul Smith about the new business in 239 The High Street
61 Bellfield - Behind Closed Doors
Mar 3, 2018 • 9 min
Work is progressing on the Bellfield Project from Action Porty
60 Prostate Cancer
Feb 28, 2018 • 12 min
Prostate Cancer has overtaken breast cancer as a serious killer
59 Cllr Callum Laidlaw
Oct 28, 2017 • 11 min
Time to meet another of our new Councillors - Callum Laidlaw of the Tories. He was elected back in May along with Kate Campbell of the SNP, Mary Campbell for the Greens and Maureen Child, the long established representative of Labour.
58 Beach Wheelchairs
Oct 6, 2017 • 13 min
The Indian Summer we enjoyed in September may have gone but people still come to Portobello Beach whatever the weather. However, until now those with disabilities weren’t really catered for - you certainly can’t push an ordinary wheelchair along the sa…
57 Cllr Mary Campbell
Sep 30, 2017 • 10 min
About six months ago, Mary Campbell moved from being a local green activist to being one of Portobello’s elected representatives. In this podcast, she reflects on her new role, the challenges and frustrations that go along with it.
56 Jump In
Sep 22, 2017 • 6 min
September has been a busy month in the Portobello Swim Centre - and indeed in other pools across the city. ‘Jump In’ is a campaign to raise money to help young children from the poorest backgrounds to learn to swim. There’s still time to join in by don…
55 Sale of Tumbles and the Pitz
Sep 14, 2017 • 12 min
According to local people, the land at Westbank Street where the 5-a-side pitches and Tumbles are located was guaranteed to remain as a public amenity facility. But the council has put the land up for sale to pay for the refurbishment of the stadium at…
54 The Keys to Bellfield
Sep 9, 2017 • 9 min
The Porty Podcast began with the campaign to save the church at Bellfield for the Community. The Podcast had to take an enforced break over the summer; however it seems appropriate that we return once again with a story about Bellfield because, this we…
53 Edinburgh Tool Library
Jun 21, 2017 • 6 min
Edinburgh Tool Library is coming to Portobello. For the first time, local people will be able to borrow those expensive tools they might otherwise have to buy. The first session will be this coming Monday.
52 The Power of Food Festival
Jun 16, 2017 • 7 min
There’s a growing movement in which communities around the country grow their own food - in allotments, local orchards or just spare pieces of land. In Edinburgh, this is celebrated by the Power of Food Festival which takes place this weekend. Here’s t…
51 Ultimate Frisbee
Jun 14, 2017 • 4 min
It may be fun on the beach - but Ultimate Frisbee is a serious sport.
50 The 50th Podcast - the Tables are Turned
Jun 10, 2017 • 13 min
To mark the 50th episode, Bob Jefferson from Portobello Online grabs the microphone and turns the tables on David Calder, who created the Porty Podcast back in November.
49 Looking Back on a Life that Didn’t Happen
Jun 6, 2017 • 7 min
If you’ve ever been to the Comedy Nights at the Dalriada, you’ll have seen the host Steven Davidson in action. However, there’s another side to his professional life as a performer that he’s developing in the form of a podcast - “Looking back on a Life…
48 Open Mic at the Jaffle Joint with Rosie Nimmo
Jun 3, 2017 • 5 min
There’s a new ‘open mic’ evening in Portobello. Hosted by local songstress Rosie Nimmo, it’s held on the first Thursday of the month at the recently opened venue - the Jaffle Joint - in the High Street.
47 Portobello Beach Race
May 26, 2017 • 6 min
It’s a fun run with a difference - a four mile race along the water’s edge on Porty Beach. The sand makes this a seriously challenging run for those used to running on a road or track; the soft sand in particular is hard going. The event takes place on…
46 TEDx Portobello
May 24, 2017 • 16 min
TED and TEDx events are celebrated the world over. They bring together interesting, informative and entertaining speakers to talk to a specific theme. This year’s theme in Portobello was ‘Restart the Machine’. It involved a group of nine speakers - som…
45 Portobello Community Choir
May 19, 2017 • 6 min
Next Friday - the 26th of May - Portobello Community Choir will be singing at a concert held at St Mark’s Church. The choir, which is about three years old, attracts a wide range of people, brought together by a love of singing - and the fact they don’…
44 Crime in Portobello
May 17, 2017 • 9 min
There has been a spate of bike thefts in Portobello recently. It’s something the police are all too well aware of. However, they are keen that the public help them to stop this kind of crime by making sure their bikes are suitably marked and recorded. …
43 Theft from the Community Orchard
May 12, 2017 • 9 min
Who would steal trees from a community orchard? That’s what Porty people want to know after six were stolen from the Donkey Field! They had been donated by another community venture. Six relatively rare trees.
42 Parkinson’s Disease
May 5, 2017 • 15 min
If you are diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease and you live in Edinburgh, then count yourself lucky. The research into the disease going on at universities and hospitals is extensive and the support network better than many other parts of the country. S…
41 The Bellfield Decision
May 3, 2017 • 5 min
For Action Porty, this was vindication day - the day the Scottish Government confirmed the community right to buy. But now, the hard work really begins of turning the former Bellfield Church into a thriving community hub.
40 Portobello Community Council
May 3, 2017 • 14 min
They meet on the last Monday of the month, providing a voice of the community to the Council, the Scottish Government and developers. First set up some 34 years ago, Portobello Community Council is today able to use modern technology to do the job it w…
39 RIAS Awards
Apr 29, 2017 • 7 min
Porty - the best place to live. That’s being proved by the fact that more buildings in Portobello and surrounds have been entered for this RIAS Awards than any other single part of the country. Leading the way is Porty High School - but there are other…
38 Beach Arts
Apr 22, 2017 • 9 min
Beachcombing is a popular pastime for many people - but for Nicola McFarlane Young, it’s more of a passion. She describes herself as a “Driftwood Artist” - and a highly successful one at that. She’s down on Portobello Beach almost every day, hunting no…
37 Local Elections Hustings
Apr 19, 2017 • 6 min
A first for Portobello and Craigmillar - an online hustings! The local elections are taking place on the 4th of May and usually there would have been a town hall hustings. That’s not taking place this year - so we’re organising an alternative using Fac…
36 Porty Parkrun
Apr 15, 2017 • 10 min
Today was a special day for the Porty Parkrun. Over 300 people turned up to mark its second anniversary. The events are free, weekly, 5km timed runs which take place around the world. They are held in pleasant parkland surroundings and the organisers, …
35 Portobello Heritage Trust
Apr 11, 2017 • 8 min
Portobello has a long history - and the Heritage Trust is dedicated to telling that story. It was created with one project in mind - the rebuilding of the kilns near the beach - but there’s more to Porty’s Heritage than that. However, even the story of…
34 Bellfield Result
Apr 6, 2017 • 6 min
A lot of local people have been on tenterhooks, waiting for the result of the Bellfield Ballot. It’s been a first for Scotland, using new legislation to organise a community buy-out of a local resource - in this case, a redundant church. A ballot of lo…
33 PEDAL at the Porty Organic Market
Apr 1, 2017 • 8 min
The Porty Organic Market has been running for several years now. Organised by PEDAL, it attracts a wide range of regular traders - and, this being the first market of the Spring, there was a healthy turnout. It’s not just the purveyors of food and craf…
32 Fitness from the Beach
Mar 25, 2017 • 8 min
Porty Prom isn’t just a great place to enjoy the good weather. It’s somewhere to get fit as well. There are all sorts of healthy activities to be found there, some using the beach as an outdoor gym. That’s what today’s podcast is all about.
31 Big Things on the Beach - the End!
Mar 22, 2017 • 15 min
Big Things on the Beach was a BIG idea - to turn Portobello into a place where large-scale public art would make an impact. A charitable trust, it persuaded organisations such as the Scottish Arts Council (now Creative Scotland) to put up the money to …
30 URGENT - BELLFIELD BALLOT
Mar 18, 2017 • 4 min
The next few days will be critical in the campaign to save Bellfield Church for the community. On Monday, ballot papers will be going out - and there’s a very short window of opportunity to mark and return them. The Scottish Land Fund may have given al…
29 Shop Porty Awards
Mar 15, 2017 • 5 min
Most of the local businesses in Portobello will know about the Shop Party Awards by now - but how many of their customers and clients know about them? There’s a wide and diverse groups of businesses in the area, from the restaurants and bars down on th…
28 If you have an idea to help overcome poverty, then Turn2Us
Mar 10, 2017 • 6 min
In the last few days,Turn2us’ Edinburgh Trust has launched a new community funding programme for Edinburgh, asking “What can you do to help your community thrive?” Until now, the Trust has focused on providing financial support to people needing short …
27 Assassins Kickboxing - a Martial Art
Mar 8, 2017 • 9 min
Assassins Kickboxing club meets twice a week at Portobello - and twice a week at Easter Road as well. It attracts dozens of members of all ages - the youngest is just 4! The training focuses on fitness, stamina and skill and is as popular with women as…
26 Gardening and Keeping Your Home Warm
Mar 4, 2017 • 7 min
Gardening and keeping your home warm are the topics of this podcast because there are a couple of events coming up which will give loads of advice. The first, tomorrow – Sunday, is a ‘Gardeners’ Question Time’ at the Wash House run by Portobello Timeba…
25 New Speed Limits throughout Portobello
Feb 28, 2017 • 7 min
New 20 mile an hour speed restrictions have come into force. They now stretch from Portobello along to Granton and from Duddingston to Morningside. It’s all part of the Scottish Government’s Road Safety Framework which is designed to make the roads saf…
24 What’s in a TEDx Talk?
Feb 24, 2017 • 8 min
Later this year, there will be a TEDx conference in Portobello, organised by Tribe Porty. But what does it take to present a TED talk? Psychologist and Portobello resident Nick Child was the opening speaking at the Edinburgh University TEDx event just …
23 Organically Yours
Feb 22, 2017 • 8 min
Organically Yours is the creation of American-born, Julia Leyden. It’s quite possible that you may have seen her on the Prom last year selling her vegan muffins and other products. She’s fully intent on getting back outside as soon as she can. But she …
22 Bellfield Community Buy-out
Feb 17, 2017 • 7 min
There was excitement in the air around the former Bellfield Church. Action Porty’s application to the Scottish Land Fund has been successful! The Land Fund Committee has approved a grant of £647,500 which includes some £570,000 towards the purchase of …
21 Porty Fives
Feb 15, 2017 • 7 min
The 5-a-side football pitches in Portobello are under threat. It came as something of a shock both to users and to the local community when it emerged that the eight pitch site had been put up for sale. There hadn’t been any consultation about this and…
20 Wassailing - A Tradition of Encouraging the Trees in the Orchard
Jan 28, 2017 • 9 min
Everyone who tends an orchard is looking for a bumper crop. Those involved with the Portobello Community Orchard are no different. And to make sure their wishes are granted, they’ve started a tradition of singing - or wassailing - to the trees at the s…
19 Miss Morag’s Lothian Dance Academy
Jan 25, 2017 • 9 min
When should children start dance classes? Well, at the Lothian Dance academy, the school rolls are now open to girls as young a 2! The academy has been in Portobello for many years and, for some families, it’s almost an institution - the mothers who we…
18 Citizens Advice Bureau - Volunteers Wanted
Jan 21, 2017 • 11 min
The Citizens Advice Bureaux are the places people turn to when they’ve a problem. The one in Portobello sees up to 80 people a week - that’s about 4,000 people a year wanting help! Some of them might get help using the website - citizensadvice.org.uk/s…
17 Fracking - Claudia Beamish MSP
Jan 17, 2017 • 8 min
The MSP Claudia Beamish was in Portobello on Monday night, consulting local people about her bill to ban onshore fracking. It was a well-attended meeting, strongly backed by ‘Our Forth’ - a Porty-based group which has already successfully campaigned ag…
16 Dalriada - the Music Bar on the Beach
Jan 13, 2017 • 9 min
It’s become one of the best music bars in Edinburgh. Every day, there are musicians - professional as well as local amateurs - performing, sometimes into the witching hour. There are jam sessions, new bands and family sing-a-long gatherings on a Sunday…
15 The Basics Bank - Helping those in need!
Jan 11, 2017 • 9 min
A somewhat serious episode this week. There was a talk at Porty Communicators last week which highlighted the blight of food poverty. There were many shocking statistics, not least that the DWP refer more people to food banks than anyone else! There is…
14 The Award Winning Skylark
Jan 7, 2017 • 7 min
It was lovely to hear that a local business in Portobello had won an award. The Skylark on the High Street is officially one of the best pubs in Scotland. It was one of six named in The Skinny Food & Drink Survey. Even better, they were voted for by th…
13 Bellfield Brewery
Jan 4, 2017 • 9 min
Happy New Year. We’re starting 2017 with a competition. All the answers can be found by listening to the episode. It’s about the Bellfield Brewery, set up by a couple of Portobello residents to satisfy a need for a beer that people with a gluten allerg…
12 Christmas Eve in Portobello
Dec 24, 2016 • 14 min
Christmas, for many, is a time for reflection, not just conspicuous consumption. With that in mind, we have handed the bandwidth for this, the last Porty Podcast of 2016, to the faith leaders in our community. The four of them - Sophia Marriage of St M…
11 An Interview with Tommy Sheppard MP
Dec 21, 2016 • 13 min
Tommy Sheppard was elected in the SNP landslide in 2015, much to his surprise. He has taken his new responsibilities seriously and his contributions in the Commons have had their impact. He took the decision right from the start to make sure he listene…
10 RowPorty - Fun on the Forth
Dec 17, 2016 • 8 min
One of the great things about Portobello is the way people make use of the great big water feature right on our doorstep. There’s sailing, kayaking and rowing - all under the banner of the Portobello Sailing and Kayaking Club or PSKC. The rowing sectio…
9 Portobello High School
Dec 14, 2016 • 13 min
The new Portobello High School was officially opened a few days ago, although the learners and staff have been in since October. It’s an attractive, modern, very well equipped building that everyone seems to enjoy using. The school however is about mor…
8 Porty Communicators
Dec 10, 2016 • 9 min
What is your greatest fear? One of the most common is speaking in public! There’s a global organisation called Toastmasters International which can help, mainly with public speaking. It’s a voluntary organisation, one of whose prime goals is to help pe…
7 Community Policing
Dec 7, 2016 • 12 min
There’s been a significant change in the policing of Portobello – north east Edinburgh as a whole. It’s officially called Operation Rigoletto. What it means in practice has been putting boots back on the ground, having community police officers on the …
6. The Porty Panto
Dec 3, 2016 • 11 min
It’s that time of year again – oh no it isn’t – oh yes it is! It’s the time of year when otherwise sane and respectable people don loud, garish, outlandish costumes, tell bawdy jokes and entertain children and adults alike with traditional tales such a…
5. Tribe Porty - a Supportive Community
Nov 30, 2016 • 8 min
Behind an anonymous bright yellow door lies the world of Tribe Porty. The brainchild of Dani Trudeau, an American who has lived in Portobello for many years, it’s an eclectic blend of education for new families, personal development and a business supp…
4. Breadshare - an award winning social enterprise
Nov 26, 2016 • 10 min
Along at the Western edge of Portobello, Breadshare is a social enterprise determined to change our attitudes to food – to bread in particular. The business was started in the Borders about six years ago by two Australians – Deborah Riddell and Geoff C…
3. What matters to YOU? An interview with Cllr Maureen Child
Nov 23, 2016 • 14 min
For the last 21 years, Maureen Child has represented Portobello – and Craigmillar – on the City of Edinburgh Council. It’s been a challenging experience, especially now when increasing pressures are being placed on local authorities thanks to reduced b…
2. Portobello Christmas Street Fest 2016
Nov 19, 2016 • 9 min
Christmas is coming - and the Portobello Christmas Street Fest will take place on the 1st of December. Here, organisers, June Robertson and Bob Jefferson, explain what’s on offer.
1. Urban Community Buy-out of Bellfield Church
Nov 16, 2016 • 10 min
The people of Portobello have achieved a Scottish first – the first urban community buy-out granted by the Scottish Government. Bellfield Church is a landmark building, dating back to the start of the 19th century. When the Church of Scotland decided t…