Edinburgh Canal Festival 2023

The Edinburgh Canal Festival will take place this Saturday 17 June 12.00pm – 4.30pm, with activities taking place at Lochrin Basin and along the canal as far as Harrison Park.

This year, the Fountainbridge Canalside Community Trust are bringing forward some of the traditional elements of past festivals together with some new partners, to make it a real celebration of social enterprise and local community groups that operate on or near the canal, year-round.

Head along and discover the 6 zones that stretch from the Lochrin Basin all the way to Harrison Park – each zone has a mix of activities, great food, art and music performances. Walk, wheel, scoot or take the ‘Kingfisher shuttle’ between zones and explore the local blue and green spaces. Apart from the activities, community stall holders will be raising awareness about their organisations, their mission and goals, and how to get involved or support their work.

They are also dedicated one of the zones as a ‘Climate Fringe’ event with a focus on climate and sustainability. With science and theory provided by ‘Climate Detectives’ from Heriot-Watt University sitting alongside practical drop-in activities from Shrub Co-op and Edinburgh Seed Network, we hope everyone will find something of interest here. The Climate Fringe is a community-led and community-organised series of events taking place across the whole of Scotland. You can find their other events on their website.

Rachel Sedman, Development Manager of FCCT says,

As your local Community Development Trust, our aim to is to make the local area a better place to live, work, do business and visit. Fountainbridge Canalside Community Trust, together with the non-profit organisations, charities and social enterprises featured, invites everyone to join in on this uplifting celebration of community and canal. So come on down, enjoy the day and show your support.

A full programme is available on their website here with the latest updates leading up to the day on their social media channels – https://www.facebook.com/EdinburghCanalFest and https://www.instagram.com/fcctedinburgh

For more information contact Rachel Sedman, Development Manager, rachel@fcct.scot ; 07716 745978

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