Grange Fair May 2023

A Fair Success! Thank you to everyone that attended, volunteered and supported the Annual Grange Fair that took place on Saturday 13th May.

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Please bring small change / cash, for the children’s games and stalls

Supported by the Grange Association (SC025491) and The City of Edinburgh Council

Entertainment programme

Join us outside the library for this programme of fantastic entertainment:
Tap to see the programme below

1300Sciennes Primary a cappellaPrimary school choir
1320Yees Hung Ga EdinburghChinese lion dancers
1340Forth Spirit SingersLadies choir with repertoire of folk songs
1420Capoeira EdinburghAfro Brazilian dance/movement group
1440Edinburgh Clarinet ChoirEdinburgh University clarinet group
1500Jawbone WalkLocal folk group
1520Gypsy Jazz GroupGypsy jazz music duo
1540GD JamCommunity jazz / Other genre music group

Lots of stalls, refreshments, fun and games, and a Tombola

Ticketed activities
Ticketed activitiesTap here to see how and where to buy your tickets below:
Grange Fair Ticketed Activities
Make Mess Matter
Creating slime – a free, ticketed event at 1.30pm and 2.00pm at the rear of the library.
Cool Creatures
Come and see some really cool creatures. A free, ticketed event for a small group at 3.30pm in the library.
Nila Joshi
Henna designs. Come along and have a beautiful Indian design painted on your hand. Nila will be in the library. Donations welcome.   
The Creation Station
Nicola Lamond – The Creation Station Edinburgh South Morningside and Marchmont.
Try your hand at mask and crown making – £1.00 at the stall at the rear of the Library.
Stina Sparkles
Stina Sparkles face-painter will be in the library from 1.00pm to 4.30pm. Stina is bound to be popular and you should buy your ticket from Stina in the Library – £2.00
Tattoos and Badge Making
Free, outside the Library.
Pick a Straw Game
Pick 3 straws to see if you can win a prize. Table on the pavement outside the library. Tickets £1.00 at the game.
Lego Building
Outside 36 Foutainhall Road, opposite the Library. Donations welcome at the stall.
Games below are all on Fountainhall Road. Pay at the game or buy a strip of 5 tickets for £1.00 at the Information Point.
Bouncy Castle
3 tickets a go (60p) for children up to age 9.
Splat the Rat
1 ticket a go (20p)
Hook a Duck
1 ticket a go (20p)

Ticketed games and creative activities

Other activities
Other activitiesTap here to see the activity below:
Pavement Chalk Drawing
Hoola Hoops

Fun and games for all the family

Food stalls
food-stallsTap here to see the food stalls below:
Grange Fair Food Stalls
Made from fresh Scottish double cream and whole milk, S. Luca Dairy Ice Cream is renowned for its smooth, creamy texture and sophisticated taste.
The Bratwurst is Germany’s most popular BBQ sausage and take-away treat.voucher-sml.jpg     
Enjoy our hybrid pizza dough, proofed for 72 hours and hand stretched, coming from a recipe developed throughout the years to give you this mouth-watering experience, entirely karma free.305356732_447275877422164_7176651593267698554_n.jpg     
Harajuku Kitchen fuses traditional family recipes that have been passed down for 3 generations, with innovative AA rosette level flair.
Enjoy our locally roasted artisan coffee, fair trade teas, chocolates and delicious home baked treats, we are committed to sustainability and offer many vegan / gluten free options.

Wide range of food for all tastes


Tap here to see the mixed stalls below:
Grange Fair Mixed Stalls
Grange Association
Grange Association Stall Including Membership, Information and Lost Children  
Join here
(£10 individual; £15 household)
Save the Children Marchmont
Home baking clothes rail, children’s books, bric-a-brac  and “Guess the Bear’s Name”.
Scents & Sensibility
Solid soap and shampoo handmade with ingredients that are biodegradable. Packaging is simple and limited and can be recycled or washed and reused.   
Range of ethical, sustainable and plastic free products with minimal packaging sourced locally where possible. Supporting independent and local makers and businesses. Raffle to raise money for Social Bite, Keep Scotland Beautiful or Health in Mind with the profit raised donated to the charity voted by the public.
Plain Hookey
Crochet and knitting.
Whitehouse & Grange Bowling Club
Promoting membership for the 2023 season.    
St Catherine’s Argyle &Marchmont St Giles Churches  
Bric a brac and home baking  
Newington Nursery
  Promoting the nursery to prospective families. Information about volunteering opportunities including becoming a Trustee. Small raffle to raise some funds for the Nursery.
Girl Guiding, Edinburgh
St Columba’s Hospice
Products from the St Columba’s shop.
Plants, flowers, herb pots, honey, chili jam, salad bags.
The Edinburgh Pottery Studio
Handmade pottery thrown, hand built or sculpted. EPS also offers support and an affordable space for pottery enthusiasts to learn the skills and join our membership to develop, show and sell their work.    
Made in Morningside
Hand-made craft items for sale created by members of the Morningside Library Craft Club, which meets every Wednesday evening (new members always welcome). Meet the makers and pick up a unique gift with prices to suit all pockets.
Newington Library Knitting Group
Come along to its table in the library and see what this knitting group gets up to at 6.00pm on a Wednesday evening in Newington Library. It is always looking for fresh faces!
XS Silver Designs
Ethically sourced, handmade, bespoke sterling silver jewellery, inspired by ancient mythology, exemplified by harnessing the nature of ice, fire and lapidary : molten silver over ice, dictates the natural sculptural formation of the silver.
Police Scotland
Community Police Officers and crime prevention guidance.
St Andrew’s Ambulance
First Aid
Mixed stalls

Support local groups and small businesses

donateTap here for details of how to donate funds:

There are substantial fixed costs to putting on the Grange Fair. The Council licences alone cost £1,200. Any amount you can donate will help towards these costs and ensure we can donate any profits to local causes.

Donate by SMS text (£1 – £20):

Text GRANGE 2 to 70085 to donate £2

Text GRANGE 5 to 70085 to donate £5

Text GRANGE 10 to 70085 to donate £10

Text GRANGE 20 to 70085 to donate £20

Texts cost one standard rate message plus your donation. Our text donations service provider retains a 5% fee. You will be invited to confirm that your donation is eligible for Gift Aid which will increase the amount receivable by us.


Make a donation by cheque or bank transfer

Make clear in the “Comments” box that your donation is to be applied to the Grange Fair.

Donate funds

Help us to support the Grange Fair and its costs for equipment, road permits, insurance etc.

volunteerTap here for details of how to donate items for sale or to volunteer:

Donate goods

Please donate items for sale on the stalls:

  • Collectables
  • Books & DVDs
  • Plants
  • Tombola prizes
  • Home-baking
    (Please label ingredients if possible)

Items can be left at the library during opening hours.
Please drop off home-baking at the library on Friday (12th) or Saturday (13th) morning.

Volunteer to help

If you can help with setting up the stalls and activities, or with marshalling, please:
Phone Julia:
0131 447 3684
07870 307224

Donate goods, or volunteer to help

Offer items for the stalls, or to help with setting up, marshalling or publicity

Thanks to Newington Library staff, the local schools, the Tombola prize donors, and all the volunteers who have made this event possible.
Tap to see the Tombola prize donors below:

Tombola prize donors – Thank you!

The Old Bell
Brass Monkey
Kate’s Cafe Causewayside
City Farm Shop
Cafe Tehran
Gordon Wilson Hairdressing
Meadowlark Yoga
Baxter’s Barbers
Marchmont Hardware
Grange Road Post Office
Tesco Causewayside
Lorraine Graham Flowers
Eddies Seafood
Amarelo Cafe
Earl Grange Café
Mathieson’s the Butcher
Edinburgh People’s Theatre
Red Box Cafe
Bicycle Works
Leaf & Bean
Cafe Toast
The Edge Hairdresser
The Earl of Marchmont


You can view photos from previous Grange Fairs here.