Cafe Conversion Plans

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We are fundraising to convert our disused toilet block into a charming snug cafe.

The block sits on the Water of Leith path, in the shadow of Murrayfield Stadium;
as a community café it will help support local jobs and volunteering
opportunities, while providing a warm and accessible space for local people
to meet up. Not only does the conversion have the backing of residents, it
has planning permission and the support of the Council who’ve agreed to a
lease. Income from the cafe will help to support the Friends’ other projects
to improve the amenity and quality of the Park.

We started crowdfunding in September 2019 on the same date as our Mural launch and since then we’ve raised £11,632 with our “buy a brick” scheme (with Gift Aid), which has now closed. We are presently submitting funding bids for the remaining cash and hope to have positive news by Xmas 2020.

To see our business plan for the cafe, click here.

See our

existing block floor plan and site location,

proposed downtakings,

existing elevations,

proposed floor plan and

proposed external elevation (revised)

2 thoughts on “Cafe Conversion Plans

  1. I am afraid that your agent for donations (“MyDonate”) appears to have closed down for donations. Is there another agent I can use instead?

    • Thanks for your message and thinking of us! We knew the My Donate scheme had closed, but it was used so rarely (practically never!) that we did not set up an alternative.

      Was it the toilet block/café you wanted to donate to, or the Friends of Roseburn Park general activities?

      You can send a cheque, payable to Friends of Roseburn Park or I can give you the banking details and you can do a bank transfer.
      Which would suit you best? You can contact me direct at
      Best wishes
      Pete Gregson

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