The Inverleith Society 

Founded as an amenity society in 1975 with the aim of encouraging the preservation and improvement of the Inverleith district of Edinburgh. The Society monitors and comments on planning, transport and environmental issues affecting the area. We have good contacts with local political representatives and Council officers which ensures we get our voice heard on issues of concern.

contact

info@inverleith-society.org.uk

Join the Inverleith Society

The annual membership fee is only £10.00 per household (£5.00 for single senior citizens) or £120 for Life Membership.

News  from the society

Minutes December 2019

Inverleith society committee meeting 3rd December 2019, The Orchard Minutes Apologies: Ian H Attending: Ian J (Chair) Marion B, Barbara A, Rona C, Adrian C Minutes of committee meeting 3/9 and AGM 17/9 approved Matters arising It was noted that Rona was re-elected as...

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The Botanical Gardens

Wandering Edinburgh

History on our doorstep

Planning

The Society monitors and comments on planning, transport and environmental issues affecting the area. We get our voice heard on issues of concern.

Join

The Society produces an annual newsletter which is delivered to all members in the area. Our AGM is held in the Spring. Enjoy the social events organised by the Society.

History

Inverleith Conservation Area consists of a layered pattern of landscaped open spaces, surrounded by development dating principally from the early 19th to the mid 20th century.

Memories of Muriel Spark

Muriel Spark, the celebrated author of The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie and many other black-humoured philosophical novels, was a frequent visitor to Inverleith in her childhood. She writes in her autobiography Curriculum Vitae of her visits in the late 1920s and 1930s (1993 edition, Penguin Books, pp. 69 and 96).

‘What good times Frances and I had together! … At weekends we roamed the botanical gardens, or went for walks at Puddocky (a puddock is a frog) beside the Water of Leith, then home for tea. We buried a document – I think it was a jointly written story – under an ancient tree in the botanical gardens. But what exactly it was, and why we buried it, I can’t remember, except that I know it had a lot of the Celtic Twilight culture woven into it.’

Local Representation

Contact the people who represent Inverleith locally and nationally along with useful links

Get In Touch

info@inverleith-society.org.uk

27 Howard place, Inverleith, EH3 5JY

Keeping Inverleith beautiful

The society aims to encourage the preservation and improvement of the Inverleith district of Edinburgh. We communicate with our members and others with an interest in the conservation and amenity of Inverleith though our website, newsposts and Facebook.