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Hotspot Insulation Scheme

...lation. The Hotspot insulation scheme uses accredited installers and is run by PEDAL in partnership with ESSac. Here are some guide prices… 3 bedroom house — Cavity Wall Insulation 129* loft insulation £149 — £179* 2 – 3 bedroom tenement flat — Loft Insulation £149 — £269* *Prices are subject to technical survey. A third of all the heat lost in an un-insulated home is through the walls, and around a quarter goes through the roof. So...

Porty Community Growing Space

...r some gardening fun and a bit of hard work! Contact: Lucy on (0131) 669 7201 or E‑mail: Edinburghguerrillagardeners@live.co.uk...

Street Level

...to making it happen? Or do you think car-sharing with a few people who live close by would make sense, but you’re not sure how to go about it? Maybe you think it’s crazy that 10 people in your street have a lawn mower, when you could all just use the same one? If so, Street Level may be for you. It’s not complicated – just the chance to bring together a bunch of people who’d like to start something good on their street — so they can share ...

Portobello Market — Saturday 7th April, Easter weekend

...oy face painting for the kids, a science festival, Easter egg hunt and live music. Our traders this month include: Award winning oils, fresh fish and meats, artisan cheeses, unique snacks, hand made soaps, cards and gifts, seasonal vegetable, sushi and noodles, organic herbal teas, knitted gifts, Fair Trade products and a first class BBQ for those hungry mouths. So come along on the 7th and support your local sustainable market an...

Vote for us before midnight tonight!

...about what we as a community can do to make this an even better place to live. Two concerns people have are flicker and noise (addressed in the leaflet we were handing out). Our consultant has informed us that flicker will only be a problem for a few very nearby houses for a few hours in the early morning each year, and we can reduce the turbine speed at that time to solve the problem. As for noise, you can apparently have a conver...

Want to be part of Scotland’s first ever online election debate on climate change?

...questions by email, Facebook or Twitter, for party spokespeople to answer live. Your involvement will help ensure our future politicians understand just how important tackling climate change is to the people of Scotland. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to make a big difference. Register your interest and ask your question today on Facebook or by email. Find out more about the debate Gail Wilson Stop Climate Chaos Scotland Co-ordinator...

Become a member of PEDAL

...ries: Ordinary Membership is open to any person aged 16 years or over who lives in Portobello and supports the aims and activities of PEDAL — Portobello Transition Town. Ordinary members are eligible to vote at General Meetings of the company, and to stand for election as Board members. Associate Membership is open to any person who does not live in Portobello, or any organisation wherever located, that supports the aims and activit...

Portobello Market, Saturday 3rd August

...ys a warm atmosphere and lots of fun to be had at the market. There’ll be live music and face painting of course. It’s been a great year so far for Portobello Market, and August looks like a bumper crop of traders, the most so far this year. We’ll even have a real espresso coffee van on site! Woohoo!  Our loyal regulars are there with their organic meats, breads, fruit & veg, oils, cheeses, candles, soaps and garden furniture, together w...

Food Projects hit the High Street!

...Dig In Porty! training courses, and signed up for more information on Fruitful Porty, the Portobello Organic Market, Portobello Community Farm, the Edinburgh Garden Share Scheme and Solar Porty.  If you missed out and would like to know more about what we are doing this year, keep your eye on the website (we will be adding pages on all the projects very soon) and look out for events and displays around Portobello.  If you live in Portobello...

Dingle the donkey

...last, here we have it! A genuine photo of Dingle, the donkey who used to live in the field which is now the community orchard. This must have been taken around 1968. Also in the photo is my brother Duncan (the one in the foreground, ha, ha). Sorry Dingle isn’t actually facing the camera — he certainly wasn’t shy. He would chase any wee boys foolish enough to go into the field, and he once took a bite out of my cousin’s best jacket! –Ch...