Colonies Yard Sale 2024 ~ Sunday, 19th May, from 1pm

Our most popular annual event is, as usual, on the eve of Edinburgh’s Victoria Day holiday ie Sunday, 19th May. All Stockbridge Colonies residents are invited to set up shop in their own garden to sell to neighbours and visitors to the Colonies, maybe after visiting the Botanics, Stockbridge market or a stroll alongside the Water of Leith.

Look for the gardens decorated with bunting or balloons and you’ll find all manner of merchandise from plants, toys, books, refreshments and cakes to original arts, crafts and general household clearance items. Please bring cash and a basket for any surprise purchases! With a forecast of dry weather and 36 participating households and performers, it’s looking very promising!

Here’s the list of what will be where starting from the footbridge in Bell Place/Glenogles over the river at the east end:

6 Glenogle TerraceLive Scottish & Irish music from Bells Scratchies – for www.rbge.org.uk/palmhouses/
Glenogle HouseEdinburgh Building Retrofit and Improvement Collective www.edinbric.scot
Glenogle HouseWorks of art, Scottish history books and household items
2pm, a short talk on one particular Scottish history book
4 Bell PlaceHerbs, house-plants, bric-a-brac and children’s books
27 Bell PlacePrints and cards www.alexandra-snowdon.com
Handmade soap, Colonies prints & postcards
3 KempVintage clothes
12 AvondaleVintage clothes, accessories, bric-a-brac, lucky bags
5 TeviotdalePom-poms, hats and home-made scones
29 TeviotdaleBooks, signed copies of Bound and Today’s Changing Room – for https://www.scottishbooktrust.com/
16 TeviotdaleBikes, toys, scooter etc
6 DunrobinGeneral household items inc a desk and computer chair
9 DunrobinHalf whisky barrel planters, vertical pallet planters and handmade leather leaf earrings – all recycled!
25 DunrobinOriginal artwork from beach findings
21 DunrobinClothes, toys, household items
20 DunrobinBric-a-brac
18 DunrobinClothes (adult and kids), toys, books (adults & kids), bric-a-brac 
1 BalmoralColonies cakes
2 BalmoralLadies’ clothes, jewellery, homeware etc
15 BalmoralClothes – ladies, teenagers, children’s; handmade clay dishes, bags, cards, bookmarks; books, toys & Lego; bric-à-brac – for https://www.wwf.org.uk/
16 BalmoralOriginal artwork
19 BalmoralCeramics, bric-à-brac, jam, flapjacks, jewellery, china, crafts, plants – for https://kindred-scotland.org/
28 BalmoralToys, clothes, treats (including nutty ones!)
19 CollinsWomen’s clothes
24 CollinsOriginal handmade ceramics, women’s clothing & bric-a-brac
25 CollinsCakes and bric-à-brac
Glenogle BathsDisplay on history of the baths and freshly ground coffee prepared by Sam at the new Cafe Glenogle
16 ColvilleBooks, clothes, bric-a-brac, plants and free art stuff
11 ColvilleRefreshments, baking, jewellery
9 ColvilleColombian food
4 ColvillePlants, marmalade, bric-a-brac – for https://msf.org.uk/
23 RintoulBooks, craft materials, BookArt, PaperArt
30 RintoulBooks, DVDs, Death Picnic with cakes & refreshments – for St Columba’s Hospice
20 Hugh MillerCakes, bric-a-brac, Colonies creatures, cat & dog badges, fossils, Nerf target game
Colonies print mugs, bags, water bottles, cards & prints – https://lucylinocut.weebly.com/
31 Hugh MillerHandmade journals, notebooks, bookmarks etc
www.phoenixhandmadebooks.com
8 Bridge PlaceDaphne’s Art – prints & cards for https://www.liberiachimpanzeerescue.org/
Elsa’s homemade popcorn for https://www.helpingrhinos.org/
Community garden2.30 -3pm and 3.30-4pm – Live music from the Cello Choir