The Edinburgh Union Canal Society has been working hard all winter to improve the Canal Experience, particularly around the Ashley Terrace Bridge. Teams of the Society’s volunteers have been busy tidying and stabilising the old boathouse, as well as refurbishing and painting the much-loved rowing boats ahead of their return for public hire next month.
Anyone who would like to become part of this exciting initiative, or join the Society, or just find out what’s going on, is warmly invited to a drop-in social evening. This will be held in the clubhouse of the Merchiston Tennis & Bowling Club on Polwarth Terrace, EH11 1NA from 7 – 9 pm on Monday 27 March. There will be lots of information. And a cash bar.
Edinburgh Union Canal Society (EUCS) is a charitable canal society (SCIO) on the Union Canal in Edinburgh. SCIO registration no. SC051467
Bridget Stevens, a former Chair of Merchiston Community Council, has lived in Merchiston for around 25 years. In her current role as Licensing Lead, she attends CEC Licensing Board meetings and other city council meetings as appropriate. She represents MCC on the Board of FOMBL (Friends of the Meadows & Bruntsfield Links) and was in the past a trustee of Dig-In community grocer and of the Eric Liddell Centre. She chairs a small local charity, Tap into IT, which introduces older residents to the joys of the internet, while another of her volunteering activities is as an audio describer of live theatre for the benefit of visually impaired members of the audience. In 2012 she was made a Deputy Lieutenant of the City of Edinburgh.