5 Great Things to do in Craigmillar this Summer

By Georgia
on Thu 24 Aug 2017

Looking for things to do in Craigmillar this summer?

Summer has finally arrived! If you’re looking for things to do in between the short bursts of Edinburgh sunshine then Craigmillar has a strong sense of community as well as a whole load of fun stuff to get involved in.

So, without further ado, here are “5 things to do in Craigmillar this Summer”.

1.      Relax to some Music

This Fringe season, Craigmillar will be hosting its own show. A choral performance by the professional choir in the Robin Chapel. Despite its church setting the event is completely interfaith and free to boot. Not only that, but the Robin Chapel is considered a hidden gem of Edinburgh and this event ends with a guided tour around a piece of Arts-and-crafts style architecture.

Check out the Fringe website here for more details.


The White House2.      Fish Fridays at the White House

OK, we don’t mean THAT White House. But we think this one might have better food and better company. The White House on Niddrie Mains Road host Fish Fridays each week offering an affordable freshly made fish supper. For only £5.50 you get fish, chips and a bread roll with butter.

If you are a Greater Craigmillar local you can get a 10% discount by filling in their community form here.


3.      Create Something

Craigmillar Library has a whole programme of events going on for families this Summer, but we could only pick one for now. Family Arts and Crafts Club is happening every Monday during the school holidays. A perfect place for everyone to make a little something.

The Library Facebook page has more info, plus details of all the other exciting things they have planned this season.


4.      Find your Green Fingers!

Why not give gardening a go this summer? Not only that, but a gardening social club at the Jack Kane Centre. Every Friday 1-3pm they run a free drop-in called Garden Globe which is open to new members. Sounds like a good excuse for a chat in the fresh air to us!



5.      Make a Friend

95bf0b76-7b5e-4677-bd73-870a8a02e185Sounds like you’ve got a busy week summer? 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 many people in Craigmillar and the surrounding area who are aged 65 and over who live alone.

Of this local group it’s estimated that over 500 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 Craigmillar 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 Craigmillar 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 would 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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