We regularly hold events in the park, everyone is welcome so please come along!
Read on to find out about our upcoming projects and events.

Picnic in the Park - Grand Raffle

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Picnic in the Park - Sat 28th May

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The Leith Walk Primary School Parent Council and the Friends of Montgomery Street Park will be hosting a Picnic in the Park on Saturday, 28th May 2011, from 12-4pm. The event, held in conjunction with Greener Leith, will benefit Leith Walk Primary School, with a portion of proceeds also going to support Friends of Montgomery Street Park.

Highlights will include a barbecue, bouncy castle, five-a-side football, and a variety of games and activities for children. Attendees are encouraged to bring picnic supplies and spend a fun afternoon in support of their local community.

Hope to see you there!

Tree Planting

As many of you know, at the end of 2010, FoMSP was awarded funding from Leith Decides to plant a small apple orchard in Montgomery Street Park. We are all very excited that the community voted to fund the orchard and we hope it will grow to be a great asset to the park and the neighbourhood! The date for planting the trees has been set for:

Wednesday, 26th January

9:30 - 12:15 Help! We need people with strong backs to help dig 20 deep holes!
12:15 - 1:15 Lunch and teas/coffees will be provided.
1:15 - 2:15 Children from Leith Walk Primary will come and plant the trees
2.15 - 3ish We'll need some adult volunteers to help tidy up.

Spades and equipment will be provided, though people should bring gloves and wear old clothes as they will get dirty.

Please pass the word along. If you can spare some time and effort, please come out to help us make Montgomery Street Park brighter, greener, and more fruitful!

Halloween Events

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Summer Fair - Thank you!

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Many thanks to all who helped with the huge amount of organisation which ensured such a successful day in particular Sarah Pratico who gave very generously of her time (and that of her extended family!).

Without the help of all the following, the day could not have happened - Anna Chopping provided poster design and Sam Kendrick helped with printing; Mira Knoche organised and coordinated the performances in the poetry tent; Robin provided and set up the tent; Kris Wright helped with setting up and taking down as well as transport; Julie Britee of London Road Church lent us all the chairs; Nina Taris at Word of Mouth Café made cup cakes and brownies, supplied cups for refreshments stall, lent us her PA and provided transport; Mar Rubio provided excellent illustrations for the poster; Ross Whitton provided transport helped with set up and take down; David Borthwick set up and manned Frisbee stall and helped with the take down; Devon DeCelles helped man Frisbee stall and then with take down; Anna & Mike Christopherson at Pearce's lent us their BBQ; Franco Pratico made and cooked the burgers amongst many other things; Fabio at Manna House provided storage, and his megaphone; Paul Homoky led the fancy dress parade with great aplomb; Malcolm Chisholm thoughtfully judged and decorated the winners; Gail Shearer and family helped man the refreshments stall; Lynn Spencely helped man the refreshments stall & made a lovely cake; Lynn Grant helped with the take down; Dorothy Kidd supplied us with bunting; Deirdre Fitzpatrick organised and ran the tombola stall; Diane Watters made a delicious cake; Catherine Somerville beautifully painted faces; Ritchie Fraser and Jennifer Johnstone helped with Council approval and a park clean before the event; Linda & Kenny (Half way to Bara) played lovely music; Linda Somerville helped set up; Rachael Robinson ran the cake decoration stall; Mr & Mrs Robinson ran the book stall amongst many many other things; Richard Lindsay ran the holey moley & helped take down; Peter Bream and Chris Mack athletically helped with take down.

Sincere thanks to all those who came along and contributed to the Poetry and Performance Yurt:

Barbara Munro,  Kevin Cadwallender,  Jane Cormack,  Sean Cartwright, David Forbes,  Lucy McIver,  Duffy,  Anita Govan,  The Wild Myrtles,  Lucy McIver,  Victor Pope,  Jacq Kelly,  Julienne Thurrott,  Tasca Shadix,  Ross, Dean James  &  Jack.

We are very grateful to those who were Stall Holders on the day:

Eero & Riley - Suzanne Gibson; Wood carving - John Spencely; Rigul Trust - Albert Harris; Time Out Health and Beauty - Debbie Armstrong; Artist - Mariusz Jasiolek; Colony of Artists - Laura Homoky; Harajuku Kitchen - Kaori Simpson; Out of the Blue – Megan; Edinburgh Community Backgreen Association - Greig & Sophie Preston

In addition the following businesses donated prizes for the tombola:

Garlands, The Cats Miaow, Eero and Riley, Cornelius, Manna House, Filling place, Lyceum Theatre, Filmhouse, Edinburgh Leisure, Flower Evolution, Camera Obscura, Di Maggio’s, The Scotch Whisky Experience, Capital Pets, East Side Bikes, Abbeyhill Fish and Chips, A & A Traders, Yoga Stable, Word of Mouth Cafe.

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Projects & Events

  • Summer Fair 2017

    Summer Fair Saturday 9th September 2017, 12pm-4pm. Bouncy castle, fire engine, face painting, local food stalls, music, performance tent, games and…
  • Hallowe'en Party 2016

    IMPORTANT: YOU MUST USE BATTERY-OPERATED TEA LIGHTS AND NOT CANDLES INSIDE LANTERNS! Hallowe'en Party Free Family Event Bring along your best…
  • Halloween Party 2015

    IMPORTANT: PLEASE USE BATTERY-OPERATED TEA LIGHTS AND NOT NAKED FLAMES INSIDE LANTERNS Halloween at Montgomery Street Park Free Family…
  • Summer Fair 23rd May 2015

    Summer Fair 23rd May 2015, 12pm-4pm. Bouncy castle, fire engine, face painting, local food stalls, music, performance tent, basketball coaching,…
  • Spring Clean-Up

    Come and join us on Sunday 22nd March 2015 from 10am to give the park a spring clean! Litter-picking equipment and bin bags will be provided.