In August 2008, Edinburgh Palette successfully negotiated for several floors of St Margaret’s House – a vacant, ex-office building on London Road (next to Meadowbank Stadium).

By Spring 2010, Edinburgh Palette had leased all the remaining floors of St Margaret’s House and filled all 200 studios with budding artists, crafters and community organisations.

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Today, Edinburgh Palette remains 100% occupied (with a waiting list for space) and houses community arts spaces, a theatre, rehearsal spaces, a cinema room, printmaking studio, ceramics studio & kilns, recording studio, martial arts dojo, library, swap shop, meeting rooms and more than 11000ft2 of gallery space.

More than a thousand artists and community members visit St Margaret’s House every week.

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Already regarded as a vibrant, creative hub for talented artists, Edinburgh Palette aims to breathe life into more communities through creating a national and international network of revived dormant buildings. Individually, these meet the needs of their local communities – collectively, they provide a national platform for budding artists, creative entrepreneurs and community organisations.

Read more about the future of the project here.