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Save Our Meadows

The Campaign continues

General Maczek Memorial

The General Maczek Memorial Bench maquette has now been unveiled. Read more...

Community Garden

Work has begun on our new Community Garden.

Glyphosate - should we ban it?

Glyphosate weedkiller is used by City of Edinburgh Council, but there's lots of controversity about this chemical. Read more...

parkrun comes to the Meadows

Funding has been granted to allow a Junior parkrun to become a weekly event on the Meadows. Read more...

Jawbones Update March 2017

Work is now completed preparing for the return of the Jawbones, but it looks as if it will be well into 2017 before they are back. Read more...

Bug Hotel

Our Bug Hotel has come to the attention of the BBC.
See the article.


Events in the park

Here is a spreadsheet of events taking place in the Meadows and Bruntsfield Links from March to December 2017. Read more... .

Newsletter 45

Newsletter 45, Spring 2017, is now published and can be found here.

Older Newsletters

Older Newsletters can be found on our Newsletters page.

Exercise Trail

We have the first piece of equipment in our exercise trail: Read more...

What now for Sick Kids? (Update)

Sick Kids is moving to Little France - so what happens to the old building? Read about the meeting on Wednesday 16th November.

Training on the Meadows

At our Autumn meeting on Friday, 18th November, we had a fascinating talk from Martin Hyman who runs training sessions on the Meadows every Tuesday evening. To read more click here.

Parks Events Survey - Results

The Council held a survey on how events in parks went this year. The survey closed on 18th November. Click here to download a spreadsheet of the results and comments. The results will be reported to the Transport and Environment Committee in March 2017.

Children Volunteering

Children from Primary 6, George Heriots, have been working with Heather Goodare, our Convener, doing some little jobs around the Meadows.

Parks at Risk

Britain's parks are at risk. There’s no legal responsibility to look after them. To read more and sign the petition click here.

No Change for Events

The Council has said "No" to 15 day events. The policy remains at 23 days for Festival Fringe events. Despite a deputation lead by FoMBL Convener, Heather Goodare, Green Party councillors failed in their bid to change the policy. Read more....


There are always little jobs to be done around the Meadows and Links. Once a month a team of volunteers goes out to tackle some of them. You are welcome to join us on the last Saturday of the month, 10:00 am.

See our Volunteering page for details, and read reports of recent sessions.


Planning a BBQ on the Meadows or Links?

Watch our video.

Read this report.

See where they are permitted.

Trees and birds

One of our members is making a blog with some lovely pictures of trees, birds, etc. taken on the Meadows. Do have a look.

Recovering from Cancer?

Move More might be just what you need.

Read about it here.

Birds on the Meadows and Bruntsfield Links

The Meadows and Links are great places for bird spotting. Click here to see a poster of birds you can see on the Meadows and Links, and here to see our pictures of redwings, winter visitors to the Meadows.

Commemorative Tree

Congratulations and thanks to Audrey Simon, who has kept in mind our obligation to mark the planting of a tree on Bruntsfield Links (near the Golf Tavern) to commemorate the founding of the Friends of Parks Forum in more.

Wild flower plot

A new wild flower plot has been created on the Meadows. Read about it here.

Anyone for Chess?

You can now hire chess pieces to use on the giant chess board on the Links See the details.

Letters Page

See our Letters page. Your correspondence is invited! Please write to

Meadows Chamber Orchestra

Although they are nothing to do with FoMBL, the orchestra are good friends of ours, so we like to give them some publicity here.

For further information see their website.

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