41 Old Dalkeith Road, Edinburgh, EH16 4TE
Phone: 0131-564-0068 or 00706 674108
Bridgend Farmhouse is a typical 18th century farm building and was a working farm until the 1970s. Over the last five years it’s been restored and is now a community centre. It was one of the first “urban asset transfers” in which the City Council passed ownership of the land and buildings to the local community. It’s now owned by 400 local shareholders.
The building was renovated, keeping many original features, with the aid of grants from the National Lottery and Historic Environment Scotland. It now has a training kitchen and cafe, an exhibition room, a series of workshops for woodwork, bike maintence and arts and crafts, We have almost completed our most recent project, an eco-bothy with straw bale walls and a grass roof.
The ethos of Bridgend Farmhouse is “community.” We are owned and controlled by the community around us. We want to provide local people with new skills, healthy food and outdoor exercise in our local woodland, Craigmillar Castle Park. It’s a place to volunteer and find friendship.
Details of our in person Doors Open Days event on Sunday 26th September this year can be found below, if you can’t make it along on the day enjoy a “virtual visit” instead, perhaps you might pause a little longer to enjoy this recent online talk about “Bridgend – Past and Present” given by one of our volunteers.
Visit in Person
We will be open to Doors Open Days visitors on Sunday 26th September from 11am till 4pm. We have full toilet facilities and disabled access and, hopefully, our cafe will be open for teas and coffees.
There is limited parking on site but some cars can be parked immediately opposite in Inch Park or, some distance away, in Cameron Toll car park.
We will be laying on guided tours as and when people arrive.