Helping protect Edinburgh's greenspace

FOMBL is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation SC045955.

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Save Our Meadows

The Campaign continues

Park Use Survey

Our Park Rangers have asked us to complete a survey of Park Use. Perhaps you would like to complete it too, and provide the Council with some feedback.

Download it here.. (Right click and 'Save as'). When completed, please email to Rachel.Edmans@
The deadline for responses is 31st March 2016.

Theatres Newsletter

The Meadows lies between the Festival Theatre and the Kings Theatre. They have sent us their newsletter, in which they say they will be organising walks between their theatres. We hope they will be walking through the Meadows.

See the Newsletter.


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 look at the pictures of what we have done.

Spring Meeting 22/2/2016

The Spring meeting of FOMBL will take place on Monday 22 February 2016 at the Barclay Viewforth Church at 7.30 p.m. The speaker will be Leonie Alexander, Urban Biodiversity Project Officer at the Royal Botanic Gardens, on 'Making the Meadows and Bruntsfield Links better for biodiversity' All are welcome. Please come and contribute your ideas. See our Meetings page.

Newsletter 42

Newsletter 42, Spring 2016, is now published and can be found here.

Older Newsletters

Older Newsletters can be found on our Newsletters page.

Painting Wildflowers

Greening our Street invites you to a wildflower painting session on Sat. 27 Feb in Lauriston Centre, Lauriston St. at 2 - 5 pm to paint wildflowers on our new oak noticeboard for the Wildflower plot. Bring watercolours and brushes if you have them, other materials will be provided. Book your place now.
See the website.

Children Volunteering

Each Tuesday in November 26 children from P6 at George Heriots come to the Meadows to rake up leaves, plant bulbs and help with other jobs around the park. The quantity of leaves raked up has been massive, and the bulbs (both daffodils and crocuses) have been planted along the foot of the mural.


Meadows to Innocent cycleway

The upgrade of the cycle way (National cycle route 1) between the Meadows and the Innocent Railway is now complete Read more...

Have you seen the mural at Gifford Park?


We are delighted to announce that a project which has been in gestation for the last nine months has now been born. It takes the form of a mural sited on the wall of the Scottish Power substation.


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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