Formed in April 2000 the objectives of North West Heritage are:

  1. To provide a sense of community identity for those living in or are interested in the Edinburgh suburbs of Blackhall, Davidson’s Mains and Silverknowes.
  2. To participate in community development and the democratic process by commenting on all issues relating to local heritage.
  3. To provide information on the local area, to research local history issues and to complete an archive for community use at Blackhall Library.

Regular meetings take place during the months September - April with the exception of December at which invited speakers talk on a local history or allied subject. The meetings are held alternately in Blackhall St. Columba’s Church Halls, Queensferry Road and Davidson’s Mains Parish Church Halls, Quality Street and commence at 7.30 pm (see programme for venues).  Lectures are free to members but a charge of £2.00 is made to non-members.  A summer outing is also arranged for which a charge may be made.  The group is run by a committee of members elected at the Annual General Meeting and is funded by members subscriptions and donations.

Talks for the Session: all at 7.30 pm:

  • Thursday 17 November  2016 “Edinburgh Trams”  Speaker George Murray at Davidson’s Mains Parish Church
  • Wednesday 18 January 2017:  “Broughton through the Ages”  Speaker Richard Love at  Blackhall St Columba’s  
  • Thursday 16 February 2017: “Mansions & Estate of Muirhouse”  Speaker Bill Weir at Davidson’s Mains Parish Church
  • Wednesday 15 March 2017 ”Scotland’s First Oil Boom” Shale Mining in West Lothian Speaker Harry Knox at Blackhall St. Columba’s
  • Thursday 20 April 2017 AGM followed by a talk on “Old Leith” Speaker Jim Tweedie Chair Leith FHS. Davidson’s Mains Parish Church

For further information contact the Secretary Charlotte Cowe, 336 2494 or


Registered Scottish Charity, No: SC008756