Morningside market dates

The Morningside Farmers’ Market is held on the third Saturday of every month from 9:30am to 3:30pm in the car park of The Merlin in Morningside Road.

Dates for the rest of 2014 are:
16 August
20 September
18 October
15 November
20 December

TES will have a stall with information about what we are doing, and we hope to have participation from other community groups such as Morningside Community Council and Transition Edinburgh Pentlands.

Of course it’s also an opportunity to buy some excellent food and other items from local producers!  For more information see the market’s own website:

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Apple Wassail 2014

Come gather in the orchard, raise a cup to apples …

Those are the opening words of the Edinburgh Wassail, written by members of the TES singing group, and that’s what we’ll be doing on the afternoon of Saturday 18th January 2014 at the Royal Edinburgh Community Gardens.  The Apple Wassail is an ancient tradition from the apple growing areas of England, introduced into Edinburgh in recent years, in which people gather together to celebrate the apple trees and drink to their health and fruitfulness in the coming year.

We’ll meet from 3pm to build a bonfire and enjoy some mulled apple juice, and then as it gets dark we’ll have a lantern procession with singing amongst the trees – finishing about 5pm.

The gardens and orchard are in the grounds of the Royal Edinburgh Hospital, with access from Myreside Road (south of the Watsonian rugby ground) or through the hospital grounds from Morningside – see this map (with Myreside Road on the left) for details.

If you’d like to join the singing group to practise wassail songs beforehand, we’ll be meeting at the Eric Liddell Centre at Holy Corner on Thursday evenings (6:30-8:30), starting on the 9th of January – details at

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New website

Welcome to the relaunched TES website!

The site has had a complete redesign and reimplementation, to resolve the problems we were experiencing with the previous version and to make it easier to maintain.  Thanks to Joe Farthing for his work on this over the past few months.

We have also updated the content to reflect what is happening now rather than the historical position in early 2012.

The old version is still available for reference, at

Please use our contact form to give us your comments and suggestions on the new site and to report any problems you may encounter with it.  Input via the form goes to Pat Abel (Chair) and Fergus McInnes (Secretary), and we’ll try to respond helpfully.

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Morningside Farmers’ Market

A community farmers’ market started up in Morningside in 2013, through a joint initiative of TES, the Morningside Traders’ Association and Belhaven Pubs Ltd.  This will offer a new opportunity to buy a wide range of food and other items from local producers, along with activities such as cooking demonstrations and gardening advice sessions.

The market is in the car park behind The Merlin at 168 Morningside Road on the third Saturday of every month from 9:30am to 3:30pm.  The first market day was on the 21st of September, with the official launch event on the 19th of October.  For more information see

TES will be there every month with an information stall.  If you are interested in what we are doing or in what we might do in the future, please come along and introduce yourself.

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TES AGM – all welcome!

TES will have its Annual General Meeting on Monday 9 September 2013 at 7pm in the Robertson Suite at the Eric Liddell Centre.

This is a chance to hear about what we have been doing in the past year and to have your say on our direction for the year ahead.  You’re welcome to attend as a non-member or to join at the meeting (annual subscription £10).

We’ll also have a talk, probably on a local food theme – details to be announced soon.

We hope to see you on the 9th!

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