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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

Open Day at the Leith School of Art

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We’ve just learned of an upcoming open day for full-year courses at the Leith School of Art.  It’s on Tuesday, 1st March.  The School invites anyone to visit who may have an interest in joining after they graduate from high school.  They’ll be open from 10am to 3pm, and are happy to conduct portfolio reviews for prospective students who’d like any feedback on their work.  Questions?  Phone Sophia, on 0131 554 5761, or e-mail her, at

The National Anti-Bullying Approach: a public forum

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Parents, would you like the opportunity to share your thoughts on the refresh of the national anti-bullying approach? NPFS is holding a consultation event which will provide parents with an opportunity to give feedback to the Scottish Government on the proposals.

When? Wednesday 27th January, 6:30pm-8:30pm – refreshments available from 6pm

Where?  National Parent Forum of Scotland offices in Edinburgh (Children in Scotland, First Floor, Rosebery House, 9 Haymarket Terrace, Edinburgh EH12 5EZ)

Who is it for? Any parent with a child of school age and an interest in this topic.

Who is running the event? The event is being hosted by NPFS and the discussions will be facilitated by the Scottish Government, with input from respectme, the national anti-bullying service.

To register interest in attending, or for more information, please contact Gillian Myers at or 0131 313 8842.

For full details visit 

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