"Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world."
We are a registered charity and our aim is to make a difference. We’d really like you to get involved. You could take part in a project, join an event or workshop, offer your skills to another member of the community, volunteer, or become a member as a group or an individual, a friend or a business supporter - or you can help us by sharing your ideas.
- Being heard - you can suggest projects for us to get involved in.
- Being kept up to date – you’ll be first to hear about our news and events.
- Being connected – to likeminded people with a commitment to enhancing our area and improving it for all: environment, health, wellbeing, and realising potential.
From the Gorebridge Circular Walk to Forest Familes and Woodland Wildlings, Newbyres Castle to Crafternoon, click here to view the projects we are currently involved with/delivering.
We are currently delivering three environmental projects: Grow Wild (funded by Kew Gardens) at Newbyres Community Garden, Greening Gorebridge (Climate Challenge Fund/Keep Scotland Beautiful), and the Edible Garden (CGNS) to promote green spaces. Click here for more information on current and past projects.
Gorebridge Community Development Trust is in the process of developing a multi-purpose community hub. The hub will replace the old Brown Building providing a much needed fit for purpose community building. As well as the Beacon, GCDT have supported the CARS Project for the past five years, we are just about to support Gorebridge Connected, click here for more details.
Who Are We?
We are an independent, community owned and charitable organisation working in Gorebridge - we began in 2004 as a response to local residents seeking positive change in the community, and from a growing realisation that worthwhile development can only take place if the people themselves participate in the action, and by supporting in whatever ways possible the efforts of groups and individuals to bring about community improvement.
To date we have undertaken a range of long and short projects from improving here on the Trust website you will find information on past work, present work and the plans for the future and how you can get involved. Built from an industrial past, Gorebridge is a changing and expanding community, there is no time like the present to take part so that the area can be cared for and nurtured for this day so it can be a great place to live, work and play tomorrow. Read More About Us
From the Blog
On Wednesday 24 May GCDT will submit following briefing note to the Scottish parliament along with the petition and its signatures. Gorebridge Community Development Trust is extremely concerned over the Scottish Government’s ‘preferred option’ for the Sheriffhall roundabout. SEStran, the Regional Transport Authority, has called the existing roundabout “dangerous and intimidating” for cyclists and have […] Read More
As part of Midlothian Heritage Week I organised a workshop with Archaeology Scotland, and in particular the Adopt-a-Monument team, on digital 3D modelling. After an introduction to the subject we went down to Newbyres castle garden where we used the ruins of the castle as our model. We spent the first hour clearing new growth […] Read More
It is good to see the old stonework salvaged from the Brown Building out of store and ready to be incorporated into the remembrance garden at Gorebridge Beacon. Some of you might even remember the previous life of the Brown Building (run by the trust for a few years as a community centre before it […] Read More
Last chance to see the exhibition in Gorebridge library about Annie S Swan – the prolific Victorian writer who wrote and set several of her novels in and around Gorebridge. Sean Watson, the trusts archivist, has made an interesting display about her work during WWI and there are a few of her books available to […] Read More
3in1 Theatre is casting for a brand-new play in partnership and funded by the Gorebridge Community Development Trust through the Heritage Lottery Fund, written about the life of Gorebridge woman and early 20th century author, Annie S. Swan. The play follows Annie’s extraordinary life from 1910 – 1943, focusing on her work during the First […] Read More