Friends Of Inverleith Park


Inverleith Park is regularly used by large numbers of people from the local community, from around Edinburgh, from all over Scotland and overseas. People come to the park for all sorts of reasons: to get a great view of the Edinburgh skyline, to play with their children, walk their dogs, play sport and to watch the Edinburgh Festival Fireworks.


Here's a list of groups involved in maintaining, policing, supporting & using the park:


City of Edinburgh Council


Some parts of the Parks Department are based in Inverleith Park Depot (next to the playground) with offices in the original farmhouse of the Inverleith Estate. The depot is the base for the allotment officer for Edinburgh, the forestry department and the blacksmiths, painters and joiners who are responsible for looking after the safety of Edinburgh's play areas and maintaining the presentation seats.


Steven Cuthill has overall responsibility for parks in North Edinburgh.



The Park Manager is Ritchie Fraser.  Email:


The Park Ranger is Jennifer Johnstone.  Email: and

Louise McLachlan  Email:



The police have specialist Community Beat Officers based at Drylaw police station for the Inverleith neighbourhood which includes Inverleith Park. They can be contacted by telephone: 101 (24 hours) or by email:


Community Groups:

Stockbridge & Inverleith Community Council

The Stockbridge and Inverleith Community Council (Edinburgh),exists to ascertain, co-ordinate and express the views of the Stockbridge & Inverleith Community to Local Government and Public Authorities.


The Cockburn Association

The Cockburn Association is a 140 year old Scottish Charity which works to promote the conservation and enhancement of Edinburgh's landscape and historic and architectural heritage, and encourage high quality contemporary design for buildings that blend with and enhance their surroundings.


The Inverleith Society

The Inverleith Society was founded in 1975 to encourage the preservation and improvement of the Inverleith district of Edinburgh. It is an amenity society, not a formal Community Council, but enjoys good links with local Councillors and Council officials.



Inverleith Park adjoins two historic international sports venues:

Edinburgh Academical Rugby Club - site of the first ever rugby international match.


The Grange Sports Club

Home of the Scotland cricket team, as well leading Scottish hockey, tennis and squash teams.


The park itself is home to several other sports clubs which are open to the general public, including:


Edinburgh Northern Rugby Club

Edinburgh Northern Rugby Club ( From our home in Inverleith park, ENRFC offer quality rugby for all standards along with great craic. Training Tuesday & Thursday evenings @ 6.30


East of Scotland Cricket Association


Drummond Trinity Cricket Club



Inverleith Petanque Club

Meet every Tuesday and Thursday night from April until October , Wednesday afternoons and there is always an organised competition of some sort on Sunday afternoons more or less all year round.


Edinburgh Model Boat Club

A group of model boat enthusiasts from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines who like nothing better than building and sailing our craft.  Our members specialities range from high speed racing craft through sailing vessels warships, commercial ships to fully functioning submarines.


Tanfield Bowling Club

Inverleith Park Arboretum Place Edinburgh, Midlothian EH3 5NY, United Kingdom‎

0131 343 2740

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