Music for ALL at the Nelson Hall

We are very pleased and relieved to hear that we will be continuing at The Nelson Hall. Many thanks to Schoosh, CEC, Alison Dickie (Councillor) and the Management Council. There is a small increase in rent as the tenure is changing from CEC to Schoosh and costs need to be met.


Care Inspection

We are happy to share that we had an unannounced Care Inspection on Tuesday 30th May and Thursday 1st June and have been given a positive report with grade 5  (very good) for the qualities themes “Care and Support” and “Management and Leadership”.

Funding update

Scotmid’s East Regional Committee has awarded Columcille with a grant of £500 to go towards the costs of resurfacing our Hall floor and installing a portable wheelchair lift. We have also received support from the Screwfix Foundation, Albert Hunt Trust, Bruce Wake Charity, Gordon Fraser and Sir Jules Thorn Charitable Trusts.

Into February

As days lengthen  we look forward to spring.

In January we held our Burns Lunch and on 2nd February was our St Brides Festival. We now plan ahead for Easter.





Christmas at Columcille

Columcille Christmas events are as follows:

  • Monday 5th December 1.45pm Carol Singing with Tiphereth
  • Wednesday 7th December  1.10pm Santa Lucia – a Scandinavian festival
  • Thursday 8th December 1.45 the Advent Spiral
  • Tuesday 13th December at 1.45 the Christmas play Papa Panov’s Special Christmas by Leo Tolstoy .   This is open to others. To ensure a space it is best to ring to book – 0131 447 7404
  • Friday 16th December. Columcille Christmas Lunch and party followed by carol singing around the Christmas tree.
  • Tuesday 20th December 1.45 Karaoke with Mr T.!



The Engine Shed – a report of 25 years.

As many of us know the Engine Shed had to close due to changes in funding structures and policy directions. Several members of the board and others involved in the Engine Shed have worked to write a report of the outcomes of The Engine Shed. Please click here to access this report :




Halloween at Columcille

Columcille’s Halloween party was on on Monday 31st October and was a fun, sometimes scary…………….and lots of laughter


Columcille autumn fayre was on Saturday 8th October from 10.30am – 2pm, in the main hall at Columcille. It was a good social event enjoyed by all present. Sales of craft works, joinery products and garden produce went well and the cafe did a good selection of light lunches and the great range of cakes and baking. Story telling, a raffle, a second hand stall and art exhibition were all enjoyed too.