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.

Summer Fair - Thank you!


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.

Greenside Open Day


Our neighbours are holding a Community Open Day

this Saturday,  2nd October,  10am - 4pm at:

Greenside Parish Church, 1 Royal Terrace, Edinburgh

M u s i c   -   D a n c e   -   A r t w o r k

Free Refreshments - All Welcome


Art Exhibition of Work by Primary School Children on the Subject of

M y   C o m m u n i t y

We are looking for more musical contributors

Children or Adults - all ages - all standards - all kinds of music

Piano Music - Children’s Percussion - Improvising

Contact Peter Bream on 0131 556 8567, and at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Even just turn up and play - you will be most welcome


Music in the Church at half past every hour

P r o g r a m m e

10.30 - Bach Prelude in C

11.30 - Satie Gnossiennes

12.30 - Chopin Cantabile in B flat

1.30 - Schubert Waltzes

2.30 - Beethoven Moonlight Sonata

3.30 - Kabalevsky Toccatina

Summer Fair

11am - 5pm, Saturday the 28th August

In the face of the sensory bombardment that is the Edinburgh Festival, some of you may be experiencing cultural fatigue.  We would urge you however, not to overlook the Friends of Montgomery Street Park Summer Fair.

All the usual bunting based fun and games, market stalls, refreshments, competitions and not least, information and fundraising relating to the latest park improvements.

You are invited to come in Fancy Dress - the theme is 'Parklife (we are anticipating the uptake here will stem largely from the youngsters amongst us - but more elderly folk shouldn't be shy - a Damon Albarn costume could surely be assembled economically and at short notice).  Parade and prizes scheduled for 1pm

There will also be a Children's Cupcake Decorating Competition which will be judged at 3pm (cupcakes, icing etc provided).

In addition this year, we have a Poetry Tent and an acoustic Music Stage* if you are inclined to bring along your guitar / banjo / piano

Hope to see you all on the day and please spread the word.


*disclaimer - may not be an actual stage

Summer Fair - 28th August

Montgomery Street Park, 28th August 2010

Once again this year the Friends of Montgomery Street Park are organising a Summer Fair.  We hope to build on last year’s hugely successful event.  If you are interested in being involved or assisting in any way, be that through hiring a stall within our mini market; making a donation to the tombola stall; assisting with setting up and taking down; contributing to our open mic. poetry stage; assisting our event coordinators with kid’s events, entertainment and competitions; then get in touch via the Contact Us page.

In any case, note the date in your diary and ensure you don’t miss out on your own local festival of fun staged within the wonderful realm of your own community park!


Picnic In The Park

Saturday the 29th of May 1pm - 4pm.

Picnic In The Park

Bouncy Castle - Frisbee - 5- a -Side
Catering by Renroc
Come and enjoy a summers day in the park, bring a picnic and games and meet friends and neighbours.

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Projects & Events

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