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Organisation Details

Address St. Margaret's House, 151 London Road, Meadowbank
Post Code EH7 6AE
Locality North East 
Telephone 0131 661 1924
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  • Arts and Culture
  • Community Facilities
  • Education/Learning/Training
  • Sport/Leisure/Recreation

Edinburgh Palette is an Edinburgh-based arts charity which comprises artists studios, galleries and specialist workshops.

In August 2008 Edinburgh Palette successfully negotiated for several floors of St Margaret’s House – a vacant, ex-office building. By Spring 2010 Edinburgh Palette had leased all the remaining floors of St Margaret’s House and filled all 200 studios with budding artists, crafters and community organisations.

Today Edinburgh Palette remains 100% occupied with a waiting list for space. It also houses community arts spaces, a theatre, rehearsal spaces, a cinema room, a printmaking studio, a ceramics studio & kilns, a recording studio, a martial arts dojo, a library, a swap shop, meeting rooms and more than 11,000 ft²­ of gallery space.

Over 1,000 artists and community members visit Edinburgh Palette every week.

Key partners:

Developing strong relationships with key tenants and partners provides a degree of certainty and stability as well as raising the profile and kudos of Edinburgh Palette. By establishing a cross section of successful key tenants with different areas of expertise Edinburgh Palette ensures it meets its vision of being a ‘melting pot’ where arts, crafts and community all meet.

Additionally, when assessing and negotiating for promising new buildings, confirming and locking in the presence of key tenants in advance, reduces project risk and allows stronger lease negotiations for the property. The Edinburgh Palette community grows from within - as new residents settle themselves in the buildings, new projects arise and need space to develop and expand.

St Margaret’s House now has an array of organisations and collectives who have all benefited from the support and belief of Edinburgh Palette towards their potential and ambition.

These include the following:

- The Bridge Pottery Collective.
- Care for carers.
- A drop-In painting and drawing workshop.
- Edinburgh Design School.
- Pottery classes.
- Edinburgh Judo Club.
- Edinburgh School of Icon Painting.
- Edinburgh School of Music.
- Leith Lapidary Club.
- Link Up Women’s Support Centre.
- Link Up Crèche.
- Upward Mobility.
- Yoga Now Studio.



Name Telephone Cost Actions
Community Spaces - Swap Shop 0131 661 1924 More info »
Community Spaces - The Gregory Liam Foley Library 0131 661 1924 More info »
Edinburgh Design School - Pottery courses More info »
Edinburgh Design School - Textile & Printmaking Courses More info »
Edinburgh School of Icon Painting 07567 144 722 More info »
Edinburgh School of Music 07875 416 450 More info »
G25 Dancefloor 0131 603 5948 More info »
G5 Education Space 07775 622 756 More info »
Gallery Residencies 0131 661 1924 More info »
Gallery Spaces 0131 661 1924 More info »
Introduction to Tapestry Weaving More info »
Panda Yoga More info »
Pilates Classes 07714 512 397 More info »
Pottery Classes More info »
Printbase More info »
Restorative Yoga More info »
Stained Glass Weekend Workshops for Beginners 07783 870 658 More info »
Student Bursary Scheme 0131 661 1924 More info »
Studios 0131 661 1924 More info »
The Drawing Room 07980 350 652 More info »
The Edinburgh Judo Club 07710 795 216 More info »
The Leith Lapidary Club (Beginners Workshops) More info »
The McPherson Dance Studio 07736 052 829 More info »
The Wee Theatre 07910 045 743 More info »
Theatre Sans Accents (French Learning Drama Workshops) 07583 015 249 More info »
Yoga for You - Yin Yoga 07787 148 630 More info »
Yoga Now Studio - Yin Yoga Saturday Afternoon Melt More info »
Yoga Now Studio - Children's Yoga 0131 467 4600 More info »
Yoga Now Studio - Iyengar Yoga More info »