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Art Group

Face-to-face events are currently suspended due to the Covid-19 measures.

Under normal circumstances Art Group sessions are led by Lindsay McDermid, a Branch Member and qualified artist and illustrator. Lindsay usually sets a topic for the day but participants can do their own thing if they prefer. These sessions provide an opportunity for people to share their artistic experience and support each other’s creativity. All standards are welcome including beginners – you may find you have creative skills not previously recognised.

Where: Botanic Cottage situated on the north side of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (Inverleith Place). Wheelchairs and mobility scooters are available at the entrance gates. Sessions are free.

Whenweekly on Thursdays from 1.30 – 3.30 pm.

The Cottage was formally opened by HRH The Princess Royal in December 2016 when she found time to pop in and chat with the Group.

Members drawing around table at art group

The Group aims to organise an annual exhibition of their work with net proceeds being donated to the Branch. The Group’s latest exhibition was held in October 2019 at the popular Bon Papillon Café/Gallery, Howe Street, Edinburgh where they sold 26 items and generously donated the net proceeds of £1,029 to the Branch, a sum significantly more than in previous years and a great effort much appreciated by the Branch.

Lindsay McDermid, Art Group leaderTo find out more about the Group, please contact Lindsay McDermid via 0131 551 5287 or or contact Liz McBain via 0131 315 2493 or


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