It is sometimes said of community councils that they spend all their time grumbling, complaining and objecting to things! We in Merchiston Community Council know that this is not true and at the end of last year came up with a way to prove it.
We organised an enormous Christmas tree to be put up outside the Eric Liddell Centre at Holy Corner – which is where we hold most of our public meetings – and on a clear, cold Thursday evening in December about eighty singers from George Watson’s College and community choir Songworks entertained the crowds, then local MSP Mike Pringle switched on the tree lights. Thanks to generous sponsorship from a number of local businesses we were also able to provide mince pies and hot drinks in the Eric Liddell Centre afterwards.
Many people who took advantage of this cocklewarming hospitality admitted they had never been inside the building before. Locals sometimes comment that they find the rather austere, ecclesiastical exterior of the Centre a little intimidating, and it certainly does not reflect the type and range of community activities that go on inside – or the warmth of the welcome you will get from the Centre’s staff.
Anyone interested in finding out more is invited to drop in and talk to Centre Receptionist Rebekah, or phone her on 447 4520, or visit the website at www.ericliddell.org .
The magnificent stained glass windows are a well known feature of the building and illustrate much of its history. Tours of the Eric Liddell Centre can be arranged through Rebekah.
Bridget Stevens is Chair of Merchiston Community Council
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