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Call for cafe volunteers at the Pipe Band Competition this Sunday


The Broughton High School Association will be providing a cafe service at this annual event on Sunday 13th March 9am-5pm.  If you’re free to help for an hour or so, they would love to hear from you.  It’s an exceptionally busy event and a super fundraising opportunity for the school.  Also, any home baking contributions will be welcome. 
Please let Carol Melee know if you can help by Wednesday 9th March, at


Inverleith Neighbourhood Partnership — an invitation

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Can you spare a couple of hours to help our local young people influence local services? Inverleith Youth Talk is your chance to chat to young people about your services, to network with other service providers and to explore potentials for new collaborative working with young people at the heart of this.

The Inverleith NP has been working with the Inverleith Young People’s Forum and local services aimed at young people to gather views and opinions of local young people. This has already involved young people from local schools, youth work centres and open air clubs, through an initial flash poll and ongoing mapping facilities and activities.

The next stage of the process is the Inverleith Youth Talk event, bringing together young people and key adults to understand the outcomes to date and help shape any future actions for improving Inverleith area for our young people. The YouthTalk event will take place on Friday 11th March from 12.30 til 3pm in Saint Stephen’s Stockbridge, and it would be great if you can sign up to come along. The event programme will be circulated nearer the time.

We have approximately 100 places and we aim for this to be 50/50 young people and key organisations / decision makers and we hope that you can attend.

Also, we’d like to showcase some of the fabulous services available to our young people, so please let us know if you are able to bring along a small display with you, so that participants can browse this over lunch. We are very fortunate to have secured the Saint Stephen’s Stockbridge venue for this event and excellent display space is available.

Elaine Lennon

On Behalf of Councillor Gavin Barrie, Champion of the Inverleith Neighbourhood Partnership’s Young People’s Action Group

Take a Heriot-Watt survey on Inverleith Pond

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Joy Jarvie, a third-year PhD student at Heriot-Watt University, has approached us for help with her ecology-based field work on the pond in Inverleith Park.  She is asking local residents if they’d fill in a survey on how they see the benefits of this pond.

To take her survey, click this online survey link.

Her e-mail address, for any questions you may have, is


Invitation to judge the YPI Final on Wednesday 18th Nov.


Would someone from the parent council be free to come and help to judge the Youth and Philanthropy Initiative (YPI) final in Broughton High School on Wednesday 18th November at 2pm it will probably last till 3/3.30 pm?

This is a programme that all S5 pupils are involved in during Citizenship time and they have the chance to win £3,000 to give to a charity within Edinburgh. They will be doing presentations on Wednesday 18th November to show the charities that they have visited. The Wood family trust donate £2,500 to the winning team and the school will raise an extra £500 to give to the winning team to make it up to £3,000 which is then given to the charity.

Here is a link to find out more about YPI in Scotland

If you would like to be a YPI judge, please drop a note to Lydia Milazzo, RMPS and Psychology teacher at Broughton, at   

Calling All Pipers! Schools Championships Coming Up!

Are you a piper? Do you have three friends at Broughton who pipe too? Then make a quartet and represent your school at the Scottish Schools Pipe Band Championships on March 13th!

The event is being held at Broughton, and as host school we really ought to field a competitive quartet of our own!

It’s a big event, too. Last year over a hundred schools from Scotland and England came, and competed in a host of categories. There’s even a new category, the freestyle section, where your pipes play alongside other mixed instruments!  Watch freestyle expert and ex-BHS/EMS pupil Martyn Bennett wow ‘em in Glasgow:


Please give it some thought.  Need funds to get started? There may be a bit of grant money to help.  And when you’ve dusted off your brave pipes, get in touch with us at the Parent Council (!

Yours, aye …

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