Our Gracemount

Thanks to the University of Edinburgh Community Grants programme for supporting the project ‘Our Gracemount’, working with and the local community, @EdSust and @EdinUniLocal to promote new volunteering opportunities, and to develop the mansion, stable block, community garden and local greenspace. See the Our Gracemount Report for 2021. For more information, follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

Making Change Happen

Transition Edinburgh South (TES) works with local people and community organisations to regenerate greenspaces and community buildings.


We are part of the Transition Movement which is “a movement of communities coming together to reimagine and rebuild our world”.

Survival School

Thanks to the Scottish Government Wellbeing Fund (#wellbeingfund), we ran Survival School sessions in the summer of 2020. This programme was for children attending Gracemount Primary School and their families. Activities focused on learning how food is grown, on the variety of plants and animals (bio-diversity), on garden skills like composting, and on using the garden to exercise and relax. Read our case study by project leader Chris Macefield.


Do you like meeting people and hearing their ideas to develop a much-loved community hub? Come and volunteer with us to help develop the Gracemount Mansion, Community Garden, Stable Block and greenspaces. #OurGracemount


Community Garden

Food and the Future