Monthly Archives: October 2017

EdinburghJudo needs your help!

Attention Edinburgh Palette Family!

One of our resident groups, EdinburghJudo, is applying through the 2017 Aviva Community Fund to upgrade our building’s facilities! Should they be successful they will be converting the current toilets in to changing rooms with showers, including a disabled changing and toilet facility! To do this, we need you! Aviva Community Fund application success depends on votes, and WE NEED YOU!!

Please if you have a couple of minutes sign up to add your weight to a funding bid to help develop the facilities in our building! It takes two minutes and is very easy! Visit the Aviva Community Fund website to vote. If you want to see more of what goes on at EdinburghJudo head to floor 1 in the building to have a look, where the staff will happily show you about, or head to for more information!


Categories: Community News, News


Open Doors 2017 | Thank you everyone!

The Open Doors was a fabulous event this year with approximately 1500 people coming through our doors over the weekend. The feedback we have had so far has all been very positive and the team had a lot of fun while working hard too.

A HUGE thank you to all the studio holders for opening their spaces, workshop and event leaders who made the event something really special, volunteers and staff that took care of everyone and helped guide visitors through the maze that is St Margaret’s House, and to all the visitors that came and saw what we are up to in the building. We look forward to doing it again.

If you have any photos of the event we would love to see them! Share them with Johanna via email 

We’d love to hear how the event was for you and any ideas you might have for future Open Doors events. If you have any feedback you’d like to share, send it on to the email address above also,or if you would rather submit feedback anonymously, feel free to write a letter and put it in Johanna’s Pigeonhole in the third floor office.

Our next big event is the Christmas Makers Fair an the  9th and 10th of December. If you are interested n taking part or finding out more, come to the Arts Communities Office on the third floor or keep an eye out for more information coming soon.

Below are some photos taken by our Building Manager, Daniel Dabrowski.

Categories: Community News, News


Nicola Sturgeon to visit SAM Radio

Nicola Sturgeon to apear on The Sarah Lomax show on SAM radio at St Margaret's houseSarah Lomax will be joined by The First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon on Wednesday 1st November LIVE (11am GMT) on SAM RADIO. She’ll be asking about what The Scottish Government‘s plans are for the Autism community, as well as what she gets up to outside politics! (We won’t discuss -actual- politics on air.)

Tune in on Wednesday the 1st of November to hear the full Sarah Lomax Show.To listen to the show visit the Sam Radio website:

SAM RADIO is a community internet radio station that caters for adults who have been diagnosed with Autism/Asperger’s Syndrome. The station is the first of its kind in Scotland. more

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Wheelchair accessible Citroen Van for sale

Citroen Dispatch 1.9D: Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle, travel in wheelchair!
South Queensferry, Edinburgh

£1695 or any reasonable offer

If interested, contact Dale on the ground floor of St Margaret’s House (0131 661 1924)

Silver Citroen Dispatch 1.9D manual transmission. 
Registered 01/01/03 but has a 52 plate. 
Tax class: disabled 
MOT due 28/12/17 
Full service history and maintenance details available from 30/09/06. Two owners. 
External bodywork repair required 
Cosmetic damage to rear upholstery and trim. 
Dashboard replaced on 21/01/11 with second hand dash board with mileage 148,401. Mileage on original dashboard at time of replacement 48,712. Current actual mileage 61,829. All paper work available.  more

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Open Doors ProgrammeWe are really looking forward to the Open Doors happening this weekend .

*** 21 – 22 October 2017 ***

Artists and creative businesses are the lifeblood of this former office block, which today offers exhibition, studio and project spaces to the community.

Come and discover what goes on within the “Art Building” by Meadowbank Stadium – explore the galleries and exhibitions, take a peek into artist studios, get hands on with a variety of workshops, take a break in our pop-up café and bring the whole family – we’ve plenty of activities just for kids!

You can download the full programme of events via this link: AAFF_OPEN_DOORS_2017_online

HELP SPREAD THE WORD. Find us on Facebook and make sure to share the event page with all your friends and family. If you are opening your studio or running an event or workshop, feel free to post about it on the Facebook event page or tag St Margaret’s House is your posts so that more people see all the exciting things happening throughout the weekend.

Look forward to seeing you at the Open Doors!

Categories: Community News, Featured, News, News Featured


Help Puppeteer & St MH tenant Tania Czajka to make the leap to Picture Book Writer!

Tania’s French puppets have been enchanting children and families throughout the UK for the past 10 years. Now it’s time to make the Picture Book so many have been waiting for!

Help Tania get Lapin Is Hungry published by visiting her Crowdfunding campaign page above.

Pledge or donate what you can and share the link around you!
Big Merci from Tania and Le Petit Monde team

Follow them and use the #lapinishungrybook tag!

tania.czajka on Instagram
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Learn French through Drama with Theatre Sans Accents

Suitable for: Children (P1 to P7) all levels
Price: £68 for 8 weeks course
Tuesday 31st October until Tuesday 19th December

Whether your child is learning French at school, one of the parents is French or simply you want him/her to practice French, join us in this interactive workshop where we will go through the basics of conversational French. more

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