Looking forward to Wednesday 28 February with a skillshare session with our member Geraldine: art / greetings cards (canal-related!) and Diane Morton of Edinburgh Museums. And it’s Real Bread Week 24/02-04/03!

This Wednesday 21 February, we’ll be welcoming some guests from local south Asian women’s project NKS. They’ll join us for a skill-share session from our member Jenny, demonstrating wool crafts from fleece to yarn, including a traditional spinning wheel – not to be missed!

THE CANAL SHED CELEBRATED ITS FIRST BIRTHDAY ON WEDNESDAY 7 FEBRUARY. Of course there was a special cake to celebrate this. WE LOOK FORWARD TO LOTS OF NEW AND EXCITING ACTIVITIES FOR THE SECOND YEAR. Upcycling of broken wooden chairs is just one new thing available to join in with. Come and give us a try.

As well as all the other activities available at the Canal Shed in the gardens and the Drennan Hall, Jim McCarthy lead a skill sharing workshop ‘Writing Your Story,’ in the Small Hall. Lots of fun, friendship and  refreshments with home made cake was enjoyed.

5 Anna / Jim McCarthy Wed 7 Feb Drennan Hall & Garden Jim McCarthy – skillshare workshop: “Writing Your Story”
6 Anna / Danielle (tbc) Wed 14 Feb Drennan Hall & garden Jenny – skillshare session: spinning and wool craft from fleece to yarn Valentine’s day 14 Feb Chinese New Year 16 Feb
7 Anna / Claire Martin Wed 21 Feb Drennan Hall & canalside Canal conservation session with Claire Martin (SWT)
8 Anna / Geraldine Wed 28 Feb Drennan Hall & canalside Skillshare session: Geraldine: art / greetings cards (canal-related!)
Real Bread Week 24/02-04/03
9 Anna / Lisa Snedden Wed 7 Mar Drennan Hall, canalside Canal heritage walk with Lisa Snedden (SWT) Anna may be away – TBC
10 Anna Wed 14 Mar Drennan Hall, canalside Introduction to winter tree ID
Planning: activities for March-May – “Get Creative” arts festival 17-25 March TCV citizen science in the community – training


The Canal Shed at Polwarth is a National Lottery-funded initiative of the Scottish Waterways Trust

Anna Canning  Coordinator  Canal Shed at Polwarth  07790 885969  canalshed@scottishwaterwaystrust.org.uk

Canal Shed meetings are held every Wednesday 10.00-13.00 at Drennan Hall, Polwarth Church, 36-38 Polwarth Terrace, Edinburgh EH11 1LU