Craigmillar Community Grows

Craigmillar Community Grows offers local people the chance to come together, learn new skills and enjoy spending time outdoors.

Service Description

The project aims to get people to meet each other, combat isolation and feel healthier.

Community Grows do this in various ways by encouraging people of all ages to take part in their environment either by volunteering in the many gardens around Craigmillar, joining in workshops or outdoor events or help to host with other organisations. This involves working with schools and other organisations.

Community Grows have helped develop Caring in Craigmillar’s outdoor sensory space and Sandy’s community centre’s growing and educational outside area.

Additionally, the project works with local organisations such as ESOL to help people with learning English through cooking and gardening.

Outside-in Group
For people and their carers to enjoy art, cooking and gardening at Sandys Community Centre
Dates: Mondays
Time: 11.00 am – 1.00 pm
Location: Sandys Community Centre, 76 Craigmillar Castle Ave, Edinburgh EH16 4DW

Walking Group

Date: Wednesdays
Time: 12.00 pm – 2.00 pm
Location: Thistle Foundation, 13 Queen’s Walk, Edinburgh EH16 4EA, 

Food and Blether
An opportunity to bring and share food, and practise speaking English. Vegetarian only.
Date: Tuesdays fortnightly
Time: 12.30 pm – 2.00 pm
Location: Sandys Community Centre, 76 Craigmillar Castle Ave, Edinburgh EH16 4DW

For more information, contact Karin on 07824 838 364
Or go to their Facebook Page

Service Categories



This service is open to residents of these areas:

  • South East

Applicants for this service should also meet this condition:

People living in the Craigmillar area.


Self Referral

This service accepts direct self referrals.

Contact Info. & Service Address

11 Harewood Drive
EH16 4NT

Service Contact

Tel: 07824 838364

Facilities & Access

This service has the following facilities:

  • Public Parking
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Creche facilities are not available at this location.

Provider's Name: Carr-Gomm

Type: Charity/Voluntary

Carr Gomm is a leading Scottish social care and community development charity. Carr Gomm support is person-centred and strongly reflects our values of choice, control, respect, interdependence, and openness and honesty, ensuring that people can lead full and positive lives as active citizens.

Services run by this provider

Service Contact

Tel: 07824 838364

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