Up to date news of Malcolm's work for the people of Edinburgh North and Leith
Malcolm Chisholm's Local News: Autumn 2008 Montgomery St Park Summer Fair Malcolm with Jenny Ryan standing in front of little pink angels and a BatmanMalcolm with Jenny Ryan judging the Montgomery St Park Fair children's fancy dress competition One of the most enjoyable events of the summer was the Montgomery Street Park fair, (in August,) especially judging the fancy dress competition with the wonderful Jenny Ryan (formerly of River City and currently in Cracked).

There is a great plan for the development of the park, which has my backing, and a great deal of other activity in the area led by the Friends of Hillside and Calton. I attended their August meeting and am pleased that, through their campaigning, the Council is now taking some action to look after the green spaces on either side of London Road.

Friends of Montgomery Street Park web site >>>
Friends of Hillside & Calton area web site >>>
Macmillan Cancer Care's World's Biggest Coffee Morning, 2008 Malcolm sitting at a table with two women coffee drinkers Mark Lazarowicz and I once again hosted a coffee morning for Cancer McMillan, Friday, September 26th. It is important both to acknowledge and support the amazing work they do.

As convener of the Cross Party Group on Cancer I am all too aware of the vitally important role of the voluntary sector in complementing the excellent cancer care that is available on the NHS.

Macmillan Cancer Care web site >>>
Scottish Parliament Cross Party Group >>>
Leith Gala 2008 Malcolm in an open neck shirt waving from the open top bus with Mark Lazarowicz, Westminster MP for Edinburgh North & LeithThis was another great day and the Leith Festival Committee should be congratulated on its success. The tram work may have changed the route but it  certainly didn't spoil the fun. 

One of the most interesting stalls at the gala was the Leith Central Community Council opinion board where local people highlighted the issues that were most important to them. The whole festival week was another great success and I enjoyed attending several of the events.

Leith Festival web site >>>
Leith Central Community Council web site >>>
Reporting to constituents in South Leith parish Church Malcolm standing to answer a question with Gordon and Mark seated on either side of him Malcolm with Leith Councillor Gordon Munro and Mark Lazarowicz, MP I was pleased to give a community report to a well attended meeting at South Leith Parish Church.

The next such event will be at Pilrig Church on Saturday 11 October at 10.30am.
Leith Links Clean up Malcolm in cap, jacket and gloves with a litter picker on Leith LinksI spent a Saturday afternoon with local people picking up litter on Leith Links. By working only a few hours we were able to play a small part in the upkeep of the area.

Action must be taken on all fronts to ensure that  Leith is kept as a vibrant and beautiful place for generations to come. I would encourage Edinburgh Council to follow our example in keeping Leith beautiful.

Keep Scotland Beautiful web site >>>