"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
We would like to throw open the doors and welcome members of the community to The Beacon on Sunday 27th January 12 – 4:00 pm. The purpose of the day is for community – old and new – to come together and find out about all the amazing groups, organisations, workshops, classes and services that will be happening here (and, […] Read More
Our last session at Newbyres village for the year saw us making winter foliage wreaths with the residents. This was a follow on from the wreath making workshop we held at the new Beacon building on Saturday 8th December. It was really lovely to be able to offer the residents the opportunity to make some […] Read More
We were delighted to have our last session of the year as part of the Green Christmas event at the Beacon that has now opened in Gorebridge. The children and adults alike were delighted to be in the new building and have fun playing together and crafting. We made some Winter decorations using card recycled […] Read More
On Saturday 8th December we were super excited to be able to run our first public workshop up at the Beacon. Just a quick note to say a big thank you to all those who attended our Christmas wreath-making workshops at The Beacon on Saturday 8th December. It was lovely to spend the day with […] Read More
Midlothian Council kindly donated enough daffodil and crocus bulbs to see most of Gorebridge in bloom come Spring time. There have been bulb planting sessions at Auld Gala park with children from Gorebridge Primary, GADEG and Gorebridge Community Cares as well as at the new Beacon building. It is truly wonderful and inspiring to see […] Read More
Saturday morning dawned bright and sunny, if a little chilly! Perfect weather for a Woodland Wildlings ramble down into Gore Glen for some nature activities and hot chocolate. We met outside the library at 10.30 and were delighted to be joined by two new families who had travelled over from Penicuik to join us. It […] Read More