Rate Relief


We are writing to you all to clarify the current situation in relation to the payment of ‘Non-Domestic Rates’ with the City of Edinburgh Council.

Edinburgh Palette, through our charitable status and structure, is in receipt of a 100% exemption in relation to Non-Domestic Rates. This is made up of an 80% mandatory relief and a further 20% discretionary relief. We have received a number of enquiries from tenants who wish to claim Non-Domestic Rates relief and other associated grants. This makes it possible for Edinburgh Palette to negotiate non-commercial agreements with landlords and pass the savings on via considerably reduced rental agreements to the third sector.

Therefore, tenants do not have individual rates relief reference numbers. Edinburgh Palette are responsible for liaising with the City of Edinburgh Council in this regard.

Should you have any further queries on this matter please contact us directly in the first instance.

Many Thanks,
The Edinburgh Palette Team

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Additional Updates

Hello again to all friends and tenants of Edinburgh Palette,

As of Wednesday 25th of March, St Margaret’s House will be operating on reduced hours from 9am – 6pm. Please continue to adhere to the additional hygiene measures implemented whilst continuing to use the building.

With further restrictions on movement possible in the coming days, we would advise you to collect any equipment, materials and belongings from the building which could allow you to work from home.

If you are a textile business, there is an opportunity to help emergency and health services in the manufacturing of personal protective equipment. If you are able to offer support, please email:

Best Wishes,

The Edinburgh Palette Team

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We’re All in This Together

Hello again to all friends and tenants of Edinburgh Palette,

We would like to highlight the above keyword  “friends” and hammer home that in the midst of this on-going pandemic, charities like ourselves rely on the goodwill of others. Edinburgh Palette is a not for profit organisation which means all of our money goes back into the charity to make improvements within the building and keep rent exceptionally low. With this being said we must emphasize the phrase “if we go down, we all go down” which brings us to the main point of this communication. Edinburgh Palette, as a charity, cannot afford rent reductions or rebates during this time. We understand these are difficult and uncertain times, however it is the same for us all and we hope you can appreciate this by continuing to pay your rent.

Below you will find a few more updates in regard to the building, so please read these carefully. These are in addition to already implemented measures.

As you may have noticed we have aimed to keep operations as normal for as long as possible and last week we informed you that we would be reducing building opening hours. These will be implemented from Wednesday 25th of March and will be as follows: Monday – Saturday 9am – 6pm. The office will be closed but a duty manager will be on site, if you need to get in touch with a duty manager whilst in the building, please do this via email ( or or phone (0131 661 1924).

In regards to parcels, if you wish to provide prepaid self addressed envelopes, we are happy to forward mail to you if you are self-isolating. Alternatively, we can offer a parcel to studio option if the aforementioned option is not suitable.

Finally due to the social distancing guidance, both lifts will be switched off for daily use. If it is a necessity to use the lift, gloves and a key will be provided. The key must be returned to the office immediately after use and then gloves disposed of in the general waste.

Again, we would just like to remind you that we are all in this together and thank you for your cooperation.

Many Thanks,
The Edinburgh Palette Team

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Desk Space Available

Available from now!

Key Information:

1st Floor

It is a desk space mainly so not to large. But there are no time restrictions on use.

I’m asking for £90 a month plus one month’s deposit.

Contact Basia:


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Artisanry Co.


Artisanry Co. is a start-up social enterprise based in Edinburgh. We are calling out for makers to join our network and our platform. We need your support to make this venture a success.

Please get in touch with us and we will be happy to discuss your individual needs and also how we can help each one of you.

Artisanry Co. is building a community of local makers, marketing and selling their produce through an e commerce platform, whilst also providing training, mentoring and coaching support for their business and professional development.



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The Women We Know. Summerhall Artist Panel Drink & Food

Summerhall Saturday 7th of March 6pm drinks. Artist Discussion 6.30-7.30pm drinks and food.
Join us for this social gathering and discussion event held to mark the exhibition Mount Strange and the Temple of Fame, and to celebrate International Women’s Day.

This is an opportunity to meet others in an informal setting and to hear from the four exhibiting artists: Victoria Clare Bernie, Maria Gimeno, Mina Heydari-Waite, Alix Villanueva and special guest speakers Kate Signorini from The Open University in Scotland, Rachel Bisset representing the Scottish Women’s Institutes, and Sarah Bell Jones from LOVEROSE.

The discussion, facilitated by Wendy Law (Curator), will focus on the experiences and work of the four women artists and how women in the past, such as Jennie Lee, and women today, are making a positive difference.

Exhibition 23 Jan – 15 March 2020 1st floor galleries: Meadows Suite and Corner + ground floor galleries: Sciennes

This project is supported by National Lottery through Creative Scotland

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Healing Connection

Low Income Therapy Clinic at Healing Connection

Floor 3, Studio 07

Therapists and Therapies

Ann M Fowler: Reiki Master/Teacher

Reiki, Indian Head, Hopi Ear Candles, Crystal Healing, Tuina Massage, Angel Healing, Bereavement Befriending and Face, Hands, Feet Massage.

Phone:- 0790465784


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EP Graphics and Illustration Fair 2020 Call-Out

Edinburgh Printmakers are delighted to announce the first-ever EP Graphics and Illustration Fair, housed in Castle Mills, the largest centre for print in Europe and a beautifully restored heritage building.

They are looking for inspiring and creative practitioners, collectives and creative start-ups to champion during a weekend-long celebration of all things illustration, hoping to welcome a large engaged audience with even an even larger appetite for visual art to experience your work.

Applications from illustrators, graphic designers, and creative people of all sorts looking to present their work to fresh audiences are welcome.

For more information and to submit your application, visit:

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