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october, 2017

This is a repeating event

4oct10:00 am- 1:00 pmPolwarth Canal ShedJoin our regular volunteer days in Edinburgh


Event Details

We’re hosting a series of volunteer taster sessions so you can learn new skills and help care for the Union Canal as part of our new ‘Canal Shed’ project!

What is a ‘Canal Shed’?

We’re hoping to set up a permanent ‘Canal Shed’ with partners Polwarth Church and Scottish Canals so members of the community can come together every week, make new friends and do something good in their local environment. The ‘Canal Shed’ is a bit like a men’s shed – it’s a community hub where everyone is welcome to come along, learn new skills and pass on their own skills to others. We’ll provide all the tools, materials and safety equipment you’ll need to take part, and we’ll have history and heritage talks, wildflower and bumblebee surveys and so many other ways to get involved as well as traditional outdoors volunteering tasks.

You’ll have the chance to:

  • Care for a fascinating part of Scotland’s heritage
  • Enjoy a variety of different volunteer activities in the outdoors
  • Meet new people and make new friends
  • Learn new skills
  • Do something different

We’ve got lots of fun activities planned along the towpath from Calders to Fountainbridge over the coming weeks and months.

Get in touch if you’d like to join us or to find out more.





(Wednesday) 10:00 am - 1:00 pm


Polwarth Parish Church

36-38 Polwarth Terrace, Edinburgh EH11 1LU


Anna Canning07790 885969 or