Helping protect Edinburgh's greenspace

FOMBL is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation SC045955.

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Save Our Meadows

The Campaign continues

Recovering from Cancer?

Move More might be just what you need.

Read about it here.


If you are planning a BBQ on the Meadows or Links you need to know where they are permitted. Here is a map to show you where. Please don't burn the grass!

Summer meeting and AGM

The Summer meeting of FOMBL (AGM) will be on Friday 17 June 2016 at the Croquet Club, Leven Terrace, at 7.30 p.m. The speaker will be Ian Murray MP. More details on our Meetings page.

If you missed the meeting in February, then look at our Meetings page where there are notes of the meeting for you.

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.

Bat Survey

Would you like to help with this year's Bat survey? If so

follow this link.


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.

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.

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.

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.



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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