On Saturday, we had beautiful weather for the official launch event for Granton Goes Greener. Most of the event took place in the grounds of Granton Parish Church.

The local MP, Deidre Brock and the Granton Parish church minister Norman Smith officially opened the event

There were lots of things going on, including activities with the Boys Brigade

a chance to have your bike serviced by Grease Monkey Cycles (who were kept very busy during the event!)

along with childrens crafts, a guided walk with Pilton Health Project and the chance to make miniature gardens with Eco Congregations. Our clothing swap shop has now expanded quite a lot and took place in one of the church halls

There was a poetry reading in the church itself  featuring Rita Bradd, Elizabeth Rimmer. I stood in for another poet who wasn’t able to be there on the day.

There were children’s stories, featuring stories from Jane Edwards, Julian Thomson and Jim Abercrombie with his grandson and his two rabbit hand puppets.

The church congregation were brilliant at volunteering their time, including making delicious soup, baking an amazing array of cakes and making this brilliant bunting from upcycled fabric.