The big blue doors will open again today on Dalmeny Street as Out of the Blue Drill Hall Café is now ready to welcome back visitors.

Light and airy, this is probably one of the best places in town for physical distancing in a sit-down environment.

Prepared meals and snacks will be served between 10am and 4pm. And the café is taking part in the government’s Eat Out to Help Out campaign, meaning you can save money Monday to Wednesday.

Drill Hall cafe employee Jodie Boswell said: “We’d love to welcome you back. We have enhanced the ‘Eat Out to Help Out Scheme’ and offer the 50% discount for the whole week, not just Monday to Wednesday. If you missed our home-made soups and delicious cakes and muffins: they’re back on the menu!”

In August 2019 at Out of the Blue PHOTO The Edinburgh Reporter

Rob Hoon, Out of the Blue Manager said: “The Out of the Blue Drill hall is a magnificent social enterprise in it’s own right and is an integral part of Out of the Blue. Out of the Blue’s spaces resist classification. Our buildings are not simply artists’ studios, or ‘creative hubs’. Our spaces are unique, reflecting a model that has developed over 25 years, and reflect a hybrid of arts, participatory education, enterprise, creativity, and community development. There is cross fertilisation between these areas which support individuals and collective initiatives. This in turn has economic, health and educational benefits for individuals and their communities.”

Out of the Blue is an organisation that has made a significant impact on the city of Edinburgh and the communities it thrives in, as well as contributing to the wider arts sector in Scotland.

The Drill Hall cafe will continue to follow Scottish Government guidelines and will endeavour to get their social enterprise back on track, as and when it is safe to do so. 

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