5 Great Things to Do In and Around Gorgie This Month

By Georgia
on Thu 10 Feb 2022

Looking for things to do in and around Gorgie over the next month? Look no further!

Gorgie and the surrounding areas are a great place to spend some time; with adorable farmyard animals, fantastic local eateries and even a virtual reality centre nearby! Whether you’re lucky enough to live there, or you’re coming from elsewhere in Edinburgh, it’s a fab place to visit.

Here are our ‘5 Great Things To Do In and Around Gorgie’ This Month:


Set in a beautifully restored factory building, the Edinburgh Printmakers is a centre for visual arts. Anything is Possible by Mohammad Barrangi is an exhibition running until 27th March incorporating small pieces and large scale murals of magical creatures inspired by ancient Persian storytelling.

Find out more about the exhibition here.


Head to Saughton Park for a walk in their lovely Winter Gardens. With lots of amazing wildlife to see right in the centre of the city, it is a great place to visit whilst we are still in the wintery months.

The renovated Garden Bistro is a perfect place to warm up with a coffee or have a tasty lunch.

Find out about visiting Saughton Park here.


Every Thursday night at 8pm, Jessie Mays Bar and Kitchen host a great pub quiz. Book a table with your team and be in with the chance of winning some prizes!

Join the pub’s facebook page here.


Things to do in Gorgie

Looking to experience some of the countryside in the centre of the city? Look no further!

Fun for everyone, of all ages, visit Gorgie Farm to meet adorable animals from domestic pets, to fluffy alpacas. There is even the chance to feed the animals and experience them hands-on.



Sounds like you’ve got a busy month ahead? We’re pleased we could help! Now we’d like to ask a wee favour of you…

Not everyone in your local area gets to live as fun and exciting a life as you do.

There are 3,782 people in Gorgie and the surrounding area who are aged 65 and over, and of them, 1,576 live alone. That’s over 10% of the people just in and around Gorgie.

Of this local group it’s estimated that over 550 only have the TV as their main form of company each week, who have no family or friends to visit them and who struggle to get out by themselves.

These Gorgie locals are lonely and isolated, and chronic loneliness has been shown to increase the chances of developing dementia by 64%.

We’re looking to change that. And there’s a way you can help that is right on your doorstep.


We are a charitable service that tackles loneliness by creating long-lasting friendships. We put together people of shared interests, who live locally to one another, for a cup of tea and a natter. Simple as that.

It’s very flexible, you can visit once a month, a fortnight or a week at a time that suits you, and we take time to match you with someone who shares your interests and is easy for you to visit. We have rugby fans rejoicing in shared wins, chess fanatics battling each other, cuddly pooches visiting dog lovers and more.

We’re looking for Gorgie (and the surrounding area) locals to sign up and be the difference to someone in your local community.

We can train you and match you in your local area and there’s a great community of volunteers who meet up monthly. It’s that easy.

If you think you could spare a wee bit of time to visit someone in your neighbourhood then get in touch, we’d love to hear from you.

From another area of the city?

We would still love to hear from you! We work across Edinburgh to tackle loneliness and are always looking for new volunteers.

Please help us by sharing this post with others.

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