Flashlight Mob Torch The Causey

On Wednesday evening, 9th March 2011, I joined fifty cheery people of all ages help light up The Causey.

The event, PopUP Lighting at The Causey, led to the lighting up of two hstoric buildings, the Buccleuch and Greyfriars Free Church on West Crosscauseway and The Chapel of Ease on Chapel Street.

There was also a very clever group who worked on the traffic island, lightpainting to create some fantastic images.

We met at the Southside Community Centre at 6.15pm and after coffee, sandwiches, biscuits and a tin of chocolates, there was a short presentation, then after being divided up into three groups we progressed to The Causey.

On arriving at our destination we were given large torches and some colour film. These powerful torches were used to light up the buildings with some spectacular effects.

It was a cold and rainy evening but half way through Isobel came round with Mars bars which were very welcome.

After more fun and games, including playing at shadow puppets on the wall of an adjoining building, we adjourned to 56 North to watch the rushes on a big screen TV and enjoy a complimentary drink from the landlord.

Pictures by kind permission of the The Causey Development Trust project led by Natalie Bell of KSLD and her colleagues.

A complete set of images are available on Facebook.

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Looking for money? Look no further!

The City Centre Neighbourhood Partnership has the Community Grants Fund ready to give away up to £5,000 for local projects in the City Centre area of Tollcross.

The place to go for help and advice about the fund is the City Centre Neighbourhood Partnership meeting being held at the City Chambers, European Room, on Thursday 17th March at 7.00pm and get the latest information.

Also, if you have any burning issues or questions about the city centre get along to the meeting and take part in the Public Question Time. To help you put your question a form is available here.

The papers for the meeting are available here.

Tea and coffee available from 6.30pm.


Spanish Wine Tastings

On Friday 18th March Lupe Pintos, the Chili and Spice shop, on Leven Street is holding a Wine Tasting from 12-6.00pm.
Please phone to book a space – 0131 228 6241

And for those living in Glasgow get along to 313 Great Western Road on Saturday 19th March where they will also be tasting wine from 12-5.00pm.
Please phone to book a place – 0141 334 5444

You will be tasting a range of amazing new Spanish Wines from their ever increasing wine list and some old favourites.


Shining brightly after more than 3 years in the dark

On my way home last night, after buying a Lotto ticket at Sainsbury’s on Morrison Street, I turned right along Lothian Road and imediately noticed it was brighter.

The street light on Lamppost LKA36 outside Ali’s Cave had finally been repaired.

It was first reported dark to Clarence by e-mail, along with other street lights, in December 2007.

It has taken 3 years and 4 months to get repaired. Is this a record?


Meadows & Morningside Partnership to meet

The papers for the South Central Neighbourhood Partnership are available here.

Items on the Agenda include James Gillespie’s re-build consultation, and a report improving the response to the Severe Winter Weather.

The Community Grants Fund has been cut by 8 percent so get in early if you need money for a local project. Amounts up to £5000 are available.

The meeting is open to all members of the public living in the Meadows and Morningside Wards and is being held in the Business Centre, City Chambers, on Monday 14th March at 7.00pm with tea and coffee available from 6.30pm.


Gillespie’s planning application and Police news

The latest planning applications for the Tollcross area are available here.

The applications include property on Gilmore Place, Lady Lawson Street and Lister Housing, at Lauriston Place, Lauriston Terrace and Archibald Place along with James Gillespie’s High School new school, Whitehouse Loan.

The latest Police report for the Fountainbridge & Craiglockhart areas is also available here.

There is an opportunity to discuss Planning applications and Policing matters at the Tollcross Community Council meeting at Tollcross Community Centre on Wednesday 9th March at 7.00pm.

Keep up-to-date with the Tollcross area at Tollcross Online.


Return of 9 Pin

When I went out at ten o’clock on Sunday morning (7th March) to put the pins out on the BSHGC winter course I noticed the number 9 pin was missing. In this situation you have to use a blank pin, which I did.

When I went out at sunset to take the pins in I noticed two pins in the hole at the ninth green.

I would just like to say a big THANK YOU to the person who found and returned the 9 pin.

A good example of the Wee Society.