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Leith & North: Please email any news items to: news@leithandnorth.org.uk Waterfront Fair September 2009 View of North Edinburgh Trust marquees with flats in construction in the background and a papier mache cat in the foreground The 3rd North Edinburgh Community Festival took place on September 26th in the Forthquarter parklands beside the Scottish Gas call centre in Pilton.

Hundreds of local people gathered on a sunny Autumn afternoon in what was a very family friendly event. Healthy eating and the need to look after the environment were higlighted, and activities included communal dancing, five a side football, and mask making. There were also advice and information stalls provided by local groups and MP and MSP for Edinburgh North & Leith, Mark Lazarowicz and Malcolm Chisholm.

Organisations involved in bringing the event about included North Edinburgh Trust, SACRO, EMERGE and Forth Neighbourhood Partnership. Forth Councillor Cammy Day was also strongly involved and took on a role as one of the MCs of the event. This year's event will be held on September 24th 2011.

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Man in white tee shirt with a bear in a red, yellow and blue cap dressed as an old fashioned school boyThe two men are relaxed and smiling with Malcolm Chisholm MSP in the background Left <<<: Build a Bear helped MC events from the Chaplins Disco bus
Right >>>: A uniformed police officer chats with Forth's Labour Councillor Cammy Day
Two young men constructing a giant cardboard ball, as a boy stands watchingWoman speaking with the next speakers watching on Left <<<: Making an Earth Ball
Right >>>: Tesfu Gesessee cycling to generate electricity to juice the fruit. Below: Demonstrating a push bike linked up to a generator and a fruit juicer

Woman in white tee shirt on a bicycle linked to a microgenerator

Girl sits between the paws of a giant papier mache tabby cat commissioned for the Edinburgh MELATwo men and a woman in blue first aid uniforms doing the mashed potato Left <<<: Cat and friend
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St Anderews First Aid volunteers enjoy the communal dancing

Netted and boarded area surrounded by young people with flats under construction in the background ^^^ Above: Lothian & Borders Police Neighbourhood Action Unit's portable five-a-side football pitch

Man in black tee shirt serving pasta Posters on a red display board Left <<<: Healthy home made food on offer from Pilton Health Project
Right >>>: Stepping Stones stall
Boys looking in the reeds at the edge of a pond with a metal walkway above them ^^^ Above: Searching for a ball kicked out of the five a side football pitch (pictured below)

Children and adults gathered round tables, making and painting masks Two uniformed officers talk to a boy with a bicycle as boys play football in the netted and boarded moveable pitch Left <<<: Mask making
Right >>>: Lothian & Borders Police Neighbourhood Action Unit's moveable 5 a side football pitch.
Line of seven young people sequence dancing ^^^ Above & below: Dancers from the North Edinburgh Intergenerational Project

Five young people sequence dancing with their hands on each others shoulders Three laughing young people doing the mashed potato
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Below: Event organiser Tracey winds down with members of the North Edinburgh Intergenerational Project after the final thank yous

Girls in black sweat shirts and jeans dancing with a woman in grey waistcoat and slacks