On Wednesday 30 April 2014 “Your” community shop in Muirhouse will have been open for a whole year!

Who can believe it, to think we we started off opening for three hours every other day we are now open 6 days a week. It has been a great year for the shop, we have welcomed in many groups and companies

We have had many fun days including the one above which sees numerous residents join in and have a good time.

When we teamed up with Pilton Community Health Project to introduce weekly cooking demonstrations we never thought for one second they would be so popular. (Don’t worry we are (trying) to bring them back!)

Our charity days have allowed us to raise over £1,000 in cash! – The cake sale and tombola are always a favorite

The main reason we opened the community shop was to offer local residents good quality affordable fruit and vegetables, but we have now teamed up with Edinburgh Community Food to ensure we have the best quality of fresh fruit and vegetables available. We accept daily deliveries from them. As we work with ECF we can also accept Fresh Start Vouchers.

We have a wealth of information on the walls, the latest plans of your new estate are also available to view and our volunteers are always on hand to help were possible.

To celebrate our success we are having a small party this Wednesday and you are invited!

We really want to hear what you think of the shop, how can we improve etc

Card Making sessions are:

Adults 1pm – 2.30pm

Children 3.30pm – 4.30pm

Tea, Coffee, Juice, Light refreshments and cake will be provided thanks to Centipede Project.

 You can have a look at the Community Shop’s Facebook page here.

 Submitted by Robert Pearson