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If you have passed through Fountain Green over the Christmas period, hopefully you will have noticed the new lights on the town's Christmas Tree and the new coloured festoon lighting around the Green.
These developments mark the beginning of a programme to renew and expand Loanhead's festive lighting display. As Midlothian Council has no funding available for projects of this nature, Loanhead Community Development Association (LCDA) has taken on the challenge to raise the money required to brighten up the town centre for the festive season.
It may take two or three years to achieve our goal but hopefully improvements can be made on an annual basis. Donations towards the cost of new lights are invited and can be made to LCDA at any time. Please contact us for more information.
Below are a few images of Loanhead Christmas Lights 2014
Loanhead Christmas Lights
Loanhead Christmas Lights
Loanhead Christmas Lights
Loanhead Christmas Lights
Loanhead Christmas Lights
Loanhead Christmas Lights
Christmas Card 2014
We have produced a Loanhead Christmas Card featuring a winter scene at the Memorial Arch at the Memorial Park, The Loan (as illustrated). The card is on sale now (50p each or 5 for £2) with proceeds from sales helping us to fund projects such as the purchase of new Christmas Lights for the town. The cards are on sale at Loanhead Library and Loanhead Community Learning Centre. They are also available through any of the LCDA Committee members. To arrange to have cards delivered to any address in Loanhead please contact Alan McLaren (0131 440 3830).
Christmas Card image
Following a public consultation which involved a questionnaire being distributed to all homes in Loanhead in the summer of 2014, the Review of the Neighbourhood Plan for Loanhead has been completed.
A copy of the full report can be downloaded here. (open word file)

A copy of the full report can be downloaded here. (open pdf file)

Following the great success of our community fireworks' displays in 2012 and 2013, Loanhead Community Development Association (LCDA) is once more staging a fireworks' display in 2014. This year's display will take place on Friday 7 November 2014. The venue will once more be the Memorial Park.

Gates open at 6.00 pm. In the run up to the display we hope to have musical entertainment from a pipe band. Glow products will be on sale from the LCDA stall in the park and Loanhead Parish Church will be providing a range of refreshments in the Church Hall which can be accessed direct from the public viewing area in the park.

Last admission from the gates on The Loan and Burghlee Terrace will be at 6.45 pm. Thereafter, to ensure public safety during the display, public entry will only be by way of the gate from Park Crescent until the display has concluded. The Gala Queen and Herald will lead the countdown to the start of the display.

Admission to the display is free although we do invite donations from those attending to help in meeting the substantial costs involved in staging the display and to help ensure it can continue next year. We also gratefully acknowledge contributions from Midlothian Council, MacTaggart Scott & Co. Ltd., Loanhead Miners' Charitable Society, Loanhead & District Community Council, Sainsbury's Straiton and Loanhead & Roslin Rotary Club.


Following the recent closure of the Loanhead Ex-Servicemen's Club, Loanhead Community Development Association has stepped in to attend to the arrangements for the parade on Remembrance Sunday and to ensure the continuation of this important community event.

This year's parade will take place on Sunday 9 November 2014. It will assemble in the car park at Loanhead Miners' Club and will move off from there at 10.30 am, proceeding by The Loan, Clerk Street, George Drive, Kennington Avenue, McKinlay Terrace, Dryden Terrace and The Loan to arrive at the Memorial at the park for 10.55 am. In the event of inclement weather, a shortened route may be used.

Following the two minutes' silence at 11.00 am wreaths will be laid and a short service will be conducted by the Rev Graham Duffin of Loanhead Parish Church. The parade will then return to Loanhead Miners' Club to disperse.

All are welcome to attend, with both current and former service personnel, their families and representatives of local organisations particularly invited to join the parade.


In the current financial climate, Midlothian Council has indicated it is unable to provide any funds to upgrade and replace the town's limited and ageing Christmas lighting display. Loanhead Community Development Association (LCDA) has therefore embarked on what we envisage will be a 3 – 4 year project to gradually improve and extend Loanhead's seasonal display.

The project has commenced with the purchase of new lighting for use on the town's Christmas tree and new festoon lighting for use around Fountain Green. Funds have been raised by LCDA at various events including a recent Race Night. We hope we will receive the support of many in the town to raise further funds over the next few years as we strive to make further improvements, eventually resulting in a display which the town can be proud of and which will rank alongside the best elsewhere in Midlothian.


A new Christmas Shopping event for Loanhead is taking place at Loanhead Parish Church on Friday 24 October from 7.30 pm – 9.30 pm. A wide range of small businesses and craft traders will fill the Church, both halls and even marquees in the Church grounds with a huge range of gift ideas. Admission is £2 and complimentary refreshments will be provided. Come along and make an early start to your Christmas shopping.
Stalls currently booked for this event:-
Wee Susie Stitches Patchwork items, quilts, pillows, cushions, table runners etc. Fabric door stops, wall hangings, bunting, peg baskets, draught excluders etc.
My Little Buttons Painted, decorated and personalised wooden freestanding letters, numbers, shapes etc. Christmas range incl. gifts and decorations.
Little Petals Florist - flower dogs/handbags etc. Sweetie trees
Circus 3D Art Contemporary bespoke/personalised products and framed artworks
Rwanda Group Traditional Rwandan gifts and crafts
Crafty Mushroom Greetings cards, stationery and other paper-crafted items available.
Funky Chunky Chocolate Handmade chocolates for adults and choc pops etc for kids
Miss Shabby Chic Vintage teacups, saucers and teapots made into all sorts!
Norland Skies Gifts and crafts from the north of Scotland
Pretty Ribbons Funky kids hairbands, hair clips and bobbles
Creative Carpentry Crafts Unique carpentry, baby hand/footprints, stocking hangers Handmade jewellery
My Favourite Scarf Scarves
JustBe botanicals A natural range for the face, body and home handmade in Scotland.
Sarah Elizabeth Photography Photographer
Urban Beauty Beautician
Phoenix Cards Cards, advent calendars etc
Katrina Fleming                Kids books and Audio CDs + postcards/rulers/coasters (stocking fillers)
Crafts by Kaz Jewellery
Alicatz Jewellery and Accessories Leather jewellery and handbags
Avon Avon kids and adult gift sets
Ingingerness Personalised super heroes and animals printed on bags, mugs t-shirts etc.
Christina Sutar  Handweaver
Saraphir Crochet items and designs and cards
Simple Celebrations Band merchandise (One Direction etc.), Xmas eve hampers, Xmas outfits, Xmas sweet cups & candy cones
Scentsy Wickless fragrance warmers
Pampered Chef                Kitchenware gift ideas and whip cancer pink products
Ambers Delights Cupcakes and cheesecakes
Karen's Tasty Treats Homemade confectionery such as Tablet, Choc Fudge, Marshmallow Truffles, Macaroon, Coconut Ice, Cinder Toffee, Salted Caramel and Marshmallow Pops. Also, some Christmas baking, such as individual xmas cakes, xmas puddings, clootie dumpling, xmas cookies and choc crispie wreaths
Susie's Soaps Hand Crafted Soaps, Bath Bombs, Bath Fizzes and Luxury Foaming Bath and Shower products etc
Loanhead Community Development Association Loanhead Christmas Cards
Baby Sensory Edinburgh East Baby Sensory vouchers and sensory toys
Feet  & Co. Podiatrist - gift vouchers and brand awareness
Truly Madly Baby Items from birth to 10yrs and some for mum too
Crumbs home baking

August 2013 newsletter. click here to open newsletter - word file

Loanhead Fireworks Display Friday 8th November 2013 Memorial Park - 6pm
Below are a few photographs from Loanhead Community Street Fair; Saturday 17th August 2013
Loanhead Community Street Fair; Saturday 17th August 2013 Loanhead Community Street Fair; Saturday 17th August 2013
Loanhead Community Street Fair; Saturday 17th August 2013 Loanhead Community Street Fair; Saturday 17th August 2013
Loanhead Community Street Fair; Saturday 17th August 2013 Loanhead Community Street Fair; Saturday 17th August 2013
Loanhead Community Street Fair; Saturday 17th August 2013 Loanhead Community Street Fair; Saturday 17th August 2013
Loanhead Community Street Fair; Saturday 17th August 2013