Update on the sale of St Margaret’s House

Last week, Sophia Burns (Arts Community Director), Andrew Chainey (Development Manager) and board member Stephen Oswald met in presence of our lawyer with the current owners of St Margaret’s House (the Caledonian Trust) and new owners (the Drum Property Group) in regards to the sale of the building. A provisional time-frame for vacating the premises of 18 months has been discussed and as soon as we receive a signed agreement for the vacancy date we will forward this to you. 

Residents meetings have been scheduled for the end of this week and the beginning of next week.

If you are a resident and haven’t received dates and times about this, come see us in the office or contact Johanna directly at

Please share this information within your collective or organisation or with your studio colleagues.

Thank you again for your patience during this time of transition.

Yours sincerely,
The Edinburgh Palette Team


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Caim | Introductory offer

Caim is a quiet, peaceful, cosy, “safe space” available to hire by the hour for therapies, one-to-one meetings, group gatherings, rehearsals, meditation, yoga or any other activity you may require it for. Whether it be for a new venture, personal growth or somewhere to connect with like minded individuals, Caim is a judgement free zone that aims to enable and facilitate positive change.

Usually hired by the hour, our special introductory offer means you can hire the 2-window studio on the 6th floor for only £10 for a whole day!

Get in contact with Lubi for more information and to hire the space.

Email: lubilykan@gmail.com or tel: 07427 622 816


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New term of classes starting at Yoga Now studio for 2018.

Class - Iyengar yoga studioJanuary Special offer – 4 classes for £25.

We have Level 1 classes (suitable for beginners) on Monday 6pm, Tuesday 7.30pm, Wednesday 7pm (Dynamic class) and Thursday 8pm.

There are General level classes (suitable for beginners and those with some experience) on Friday 9.45am and Saturday 11 am and a Gentle class (suitable for beginners) on Wednesday 10 am.

See the full timetable and book a place at www.yoganowstudio.co.uk more

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First Minister unveils official Christmas card at St Margarets House

We were delighted to welcome back First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, to St Margaret’s House who unveiled her official Christmas card in the Drawing Room yesterday – an original painting by John Byrne called ‘Say It With A Kiss!’.

The artwork will be auctioned next year with the proceeds going to four charities – Food Train, SCIAF, Scottish Women’s Aid and Teapot Trust. Your can read more about her visit and the charities supported on the Scottish Government website.


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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!

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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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Open Call | Grown Together

TLM_twig_shadowsExhibition dates: Saturday 11 November, 2017 – Sunday 26 November, 2017

Artists are invited to submit works to th open call for the GROWN TOGETHER exhibition happening at St Margaret’s House in November.

What do trees and woodland mean to you? Artists/makers are invited to submit works to celebrate the role that trees and woods play in our lives. Open call exhibition timed to coincide with the launch of the a new national ‘Tree Charter’.

Open call information: here

Further information
Tree Charter https://treecharter.uk/
Tansy Lee Moir http://www.tansyleemoir.co.uk/

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Help needed in the Swap Shop

Unfortunately we’ve had to close the Swap Shop due to safety concerns.
Do you have half an hour to help with the clean up?
We are going in on Thursday 6th July from 1-3pm to have a good clear out.

If you can help out, even for half an hour we would really appreciate it and you would be helping keep this valuable resource open for everyone who loves it.
Thank you so much
Swap Shop Team
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