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.

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


Registered Scottish Charity, No: SC008756