Farewell to our fundraiser.

In January we said farewell to Grace Canham who has been fundraising for Columcille for 3 years. Grace has raised a substantial amount of money over this time – many thanks to Grace and to the charitable trusts and other donors who have supported us. Grace has moved on to work as a fundraiser for the Homeless World Cup.

Into January and February

We have settled back into the post- Christmas way of life at Columcille and now look forward to our Burns Lunch on Tuesday 29th January and the St Brides play and celebration on Tuesday 5th February

Website update and Facebook access

We are in the process of updating the website. The structural changes are more or less finished. Next is page content which will be added as soon as possible and in stages. Columcille’s Facebook is now viewable by an access button on the home page, even if you are not a Facebook member. Many thanks to Craig Bennet at Vertus Digital, for developing the site in 2013 and this second update – plus ongoing support.

Two Bands

Columcille Ceilidh Band is up and running again and Music for ALL Band continues to take ceilidh and party bookings directly related to Music for ALL. Please contact either [email protected] to enquire about booking the Columcille band and [email protected] for M4ALL band. We look forward to hearing from you.

Music for ALL booking for 2018-19

We are coming to the end of a great music year and thanks to all who have participated. We will be doing bookings (and payments) during the last week of June for the Edinburgh courses, and on Monday 2nd July for the Bonnyrigg course.

Music news

Columcille Ceilidh Band is having a career break. A new Music for All Party and Ceilidh Band has formed to take bookings related to Music for ALL such as ceilidhs for participating schools and birthday celebrations. Contact details are on the Music for ALL page and we look forward to hearing from you!

Spring 2018

After a successful Burns celebration, a beautiful St Brides Festival,  an upbeat pancake day with wide ranging pancake throwing  we now look towards the lengthening days of spring and Easter time. work is picking up in the garden with the new growth of spring time.

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.





Welcome to Grace Canham, Columcille’s new in post fundraiser

Grace joined the Columcille staff team in the new year. Grace works 2 days a week, with a remit to fund raise for Columcille. It is the first fundraiser post at Columcille, previous fundraising being solely for the community based projects and work experiences projects. Grace comes with a long experience in fundraising and work is well under-way within the short time Grace has been with us