The Balerno Scarecrow Trail is back!

The Balerno Scarecrow Trail 2019 Balerno Village trust is very excited to announce that Balerno’s annual scarecrow trail is back. Last June saw the village decorated with 22 scarecrows of all shapes and sizes and this year we want to make it even bigger and better. Entries last year included …

Community Chest Awards – December 2018

BVT’s joint venture with Currie Balerno Rotary is now half way through its second year and going from strength to strength.  In the 3 six-monthly cycles so far completed £8990 has been disbursed on 26  projects. The Community Chest Committee is delighted to announce approval for latest eight most interesting …

Your Community and Schools need your voice!

Last autumn CEC published the Edinburgh West and South West Schools Review. At present there is a significant anomaly in the Balerno schools’ catchment areas in that they do not include a large part of Balerno, almost everything east of Station Loan is in Currie Primary and Currie High Schools’ …

Community Chest Awards

Balerno Village Trust and Currie Balerno Rotary Community Chest Committee are delighted to announce approval for eight most interesting applications.  In the picture are some of the beneficiaries with BVT and Rotary representatives: from left to right Andrew Clark and Roy Stirrat (Rotary), Judith Mitchell (DoE), Barbara Johnstone (RDA), Andrea …

The Community Chest

Currie Balerno Rotary Club and Balerno Village Trust have agreed to work together to run The Community Chest, a small grants scheme for the community.  Earlier this month Graham Low (President of Currie Balerno Rotary Club) and Martin Petty (Company Secretary for BVT) formalised the agreement to work together. For …

Balerno Photo 2017 – The Results

The judges were presented with the difficult task of assessing the 80 entries that had been received when entries closed on 20 October for Balerno Photo 2017. The quality of entries was high and after great deliberations the prize winners were selected and are detailed below. A big thank you …

BVT at 2017 Doors Open

Balerno Village Trust joined Harlaw Hydro, Friends of Pentlands, Malleny Fishing Association, Youth Vision and Pentland Regional Park at the Harlaw Visitor Centre as part of Edinburgh Doors Open Day this year.

September Farmers’ Market

  Saturday 9th September Farmers Market,  Macmillan Coffee Morning. And to keep the kids entertained the Smoothie Bike will be at the market. Bring them along to whip up their own smoothie Coffee and Tea from the Caffeine Fix, cakes and sweet treats kindly donated by the board of Balerno Village Trust …

Balerno Village Trust is Recruiting

Community organiser (16 hours per week) Funded by the Scottish Government and Community Funds from Harlaw Hydro, Balerno Village Trust is recruiting for a Community Organiser (16 hours per week) to work with the Board and Volunteers to make Balerno a better place to live work and visit. We are looking for …