Newington Cemetery Interest Group

The Community Council has formed a group of volunteers interested in the past, present and future of Newington Cemetery. They will be working closely with City Council officials to improve local knowledge and appreciation of this valuable resource in the heart of the community. Initial priorities are to identify interesting graves and put up signage to alert visitors to the wildlife to be found there. Later on, working parties will be established to clear ivy and undergrowth to make walking easier and safer. A pilot project to show how some of the fallen headstones could be securely restored is also being investigated.

The cemetery will be included in the Cockburn Society’s Edinburgh Doors Open weekend on 28th September, to attract further interest in this beautiful site.

For more information please contact Janet Sidaway. Email: janet.sidaway@gp-cc.org.uk