Jun 27

Kid’s Summer Programme Fund Raiser

Kids Charity Walk

Our yearly event took place on Friday 24th June.  Mums Dads and kids as well as some organisations took part in the walk, to gather money for our summer programme for the kids,  starting from Muirhouse Community Centre to Cramond.doms vanUpon reaching their destination, Dom had already set up his portable trailer to dispense refreshments to the walkers. sponsored walk 2016 109







 We would like to thank everyone involved and the donations given  to the children’s 4 week summer programme followed by  residential holiday.  Year by year the community via the centre provide the very best summer programme.  Just for the walkers we would like to show some pics of them.


Jun 24

1,000 voters register their choice

European Union Referendum at Muirhouse Millennium Centre.

MCCNearly 1,000 voters came to register their vote at Muirhouse Community Centre yesterday, as our volunteering team staffed the Centre from 7.00 am to 10.00 pm. A big thank you to all involved in the cafe and reception duties, and the officers who tended to the voters.

Statistics from the referendum: 

According to “Telegraph” Scotland as a whole voted to stay in the European Union with the remain total at 62% and 25.6 to leave.

Edinburgh voted REMAIN 74.4%  LEAVE 25.6

Jun 14

Sponsored Walk for the Kids

Sponsored Walk

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Muirhouse Community Centre is once again holding their annual Sponsored Walk to help fund the Summer Play Scheme for local children 

Would you like to take part or make a donation to support the children in their fundraising efforts? 

The Sponsored Walk will take place at 1.00 pm on Friday 24th June leaving from Muirhouse Community Centre  

Individuals, groups and organisations are all welcome 

Please collect your sponsor forms from Muirhouse Community Centre or phone0131-467-3578 for more details 

Refreshments will be available on return to the Centre  

We need you to make it a success! 


Jun 10

Trip of A Lifetime for Young Students

Trip of a lifetime for young Czechoslovakian Republic Students100_2473Czech epublic map & flag 

100_2469 For the Last 2 days we have played hosts to 42 very polite and cheerful groups of “English Students” from the Czechoslovakian Republic mainly from in and around Prague.  Their knowledge of Scotland is enhanced by their trips round the City and the normal sightseeing tourist spots.


The students, 16 to 18 years old, live with ordinary families and gain an insight to normal day – to day Scottish life, but for the last few days it has been heads down in intense language tuition, as can be seen in our photos of the various groups.

Miroslava, the coach escort and guide explained that they had a new programme for the students and gave us the programme that they had partially undergone:

czech rep 2016Angel of the North – Abbotsford House- Centre Tuition-Edinburgh Castle- Centre Tuition -Stirling Castle- Wallace Monument Loch Ness and finallyGlasgow before heading home viaLondon.



Caught having a break these students kept under cover as the weather brokeafter 12 glorious days  of sunshine.

The final day at the Centre saw the presentation of the certificates of Excellence for the students. A just award for very studious young people.



Jun 03

New P1/2 Boys Club started

New P 1/2 boys club started

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After discussions and consultation with local parents/carers and young people. The (Millennium/Muirhouse Community Centre?) have agreed to pilot a new club for P1/2 boys. The club will run from 3-4.30 and will start on Monday 6th June and run for four weeks. The club will be staffed by two experienced children’s workers and probably have the support of some local volunteers as well as overall supervision by the Centre Manager and a local C.L.D Worker. for more information click HERE. Dated 3rd June 2016


Jun 03

Centre is “Noah’s Ark for the Day”

”Noah’s Ark “for the day

100_2463Today the owners of all furry pets came together at our centre to satisfy themselves that their pets were healthy or be advised of any minor problems:

This was an initiative driven by Sarah ←Reid of the Cats Protection alongside the following organisations and personnel: for more on his story and lots of pet  pictures click HERE .  Dated 3 June. 


May 19

Cooking portfolio that makes a difference

joannas cooking lessons 2As the cooking instruction class comes to it’s mid-term. Joanna has just reminded me of the recipes  over the last 4 weeks, these amount to an impressive and very different  portfolio of healthy meals and the many tips in cooking that you can only get from an experienced cook and your Gran! This is the list for the last 4 weeks.

Week 1 - Healthy Snacks: Homemade Humous with a Tuna Vegetable topping, served on wholemeal bread. Feel Good Hearty Granola and Chocolate bars. I made Spiced Kale Crisps to serve as a snack, along with a mixed nut selection.

Week 2 - Breakfast: Seedy Rye Toast with various toppings including – seedy nut butter with sliced banana, and  guacamole with sliced ham and sliced tomato, and ‘Freezable’  English wholemeal Breakfast Muffins with ham, egg and cheese. Overnight Oatmeal with apple and raisins.  For a snack we ate Yellow Melon.

Week 3  - Store Cupboard, Freezer Friendly meals: Puttanesca Pasta sauce, and Mexican Chicken Taco Meat. I served pears and strawberries as a snack. 

Week 4  - Food Waste and Tips for Saving Money (top three items to be thrown away in the UK is bread, milk, and potatoes): Cullen Skink, and Cheese/Herb Potato Cakes. I served mixed nuts, pears, and strawberries as a snack.


May 18

Free Pet Health Check

100_2442We know animal lovers have a deep regard for their pets health, so the following FREE offer from the PDSA is an offer that you just cannot pass up:

Make sure you and your pet are here between 10 a.m. and until 4 p.m. on Thursday 2nd June 2016.  Fill this date in your diary, it may turn out to be a very important day to you and your pets.

Volunteers from the RDVS will be on call to assist the PDSA personnel attend to your pets.


For more information on  P.D.S.A. click HERE





Apr 27

Climate Challenge Achievement for Muirhouse Community Centre

News has just reached us that our application for the Climate Challenge Fund has been accepted and a grand Total of £ 38,461.66p has been awarded to this Centre, for the ambitious and unique programme put forward by our Manager “Peter Airlie” in collaboration with Alan Hosey (C.L.D.) (in connection with our youth programme)

In the application they highlighted the need for 3 additional staff members to run this project, great news for the successful candidates. See jobs & responsibilities by clicking HERE

Apr 22

Retro quiz – “A Winner”

21st April 2016

Quiz –“The Guid Auld Days”

??????????????????????????????????Today saw Edinburgh College students-with volunteers ( Step Up) running their 1st Social event in the Community, the quiz based on the title above using our centre and our regular social groups, The Sunshine club  & the Loose Women.  Donations for the raffle were supplied by Frankie’s and Benny’s, Toby Carvery, Restaurateur from Falkirk “Gamberosrosso” and “Firebrick” Brasserie in Lauder  The quiz concentrated on subjects from the 50’s through to the 80’s. This was followed by  superb raffle and a game of bingo and a fantastic raffle with prizes coming from the donating companies, stretching the event to a full 2 hours of fun- surprises and laughter.  Thank you ladies and gentleman of the Edinburgh College Students ( Step Up) for a great day and to all the companies who gave such generous donations and of course to our ladies of both clubs.

Winners of the quiz: The Hibees ↓


 Teams taking part:↓ Runners up: The Young at Heart 100_runners Up


 The happy Clappies & the 4 Stooges 9 and yes your eyes aren’t playing tricks on you, there are 5.

100_2438The whole day was superbly run by the students with Linda in charge of the musical Questions and Janet Duncan as the compere, seen below receiving a bouquet↓??????????????????????????????????

All proceeds went to charity, this time it  was The Millennium Centre that benefitted



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