Thursday 21 September 2017

Beach Lovers Come Forth!

This afternoon, after a writing class at the Ripple Project, a couple of us went along to Bijou Bistro, a local cafe to take part in an Edinburgh Shoreline community interview, run by Streamline Research. We were given free tea and coffee and scones with locally made jam and asked lots of questions about our hopes and visions for the future of the Edinburgh shoreline from South Queensferry to Portobello. We talked about our hopes for nature conservation, renewable energy, natural flood defences and a future free from heavy industry and fossil fuel extraction. We also talked about the potential of the shore and the communities along its length to be places for recreation, entertainment and community cohesiveness. It was a very interesting interview (and the refreshments were great too!).

Streamline are looking for more people to take part, so if you live or work in the coastal communities of Edinburgh (South Queensferry, Dalmeny, Cramond, Silverknowes, Granton, Newhaven, Leith, Craigentinny or Portobello) and are interested in the future of the shore, then contact them to find out more!


RG said...

That sounds almost exactly like what such a meeting here would find!!!!!

Caroline Gill said...

What a great opportunity to give voice to your aspirations for this corner of Scotland, Juliet. The refreshments sounded lovely, too!

Jamie Purves said...

In response to the coastal community blog Granton has a welcome new initiative with the rebirth of the Renaissance garden(once attached to Granton Castle).It's a green haven surrounded by industrial sites off West Shore Road. Grand open day on Sunday with Bramble scones and a tour of the policies. We saw a Spotted Woodpecker bouncing over the perimeter wall! A fantastic community resource in the making by the shore of the Forth!