Welcome to

Morningside Heritage Association.

Morningside Heritage Association was established in 1982 on the initiative of Charles Smith, who lived in the area for much of his life and wrote extensively on the history of Morningside and South Edinburgh. The Association met for some years in South Morningside Primary School before moving to the Old Schoolhouse, on Morningside Road.   Since the autumn of 2013 talks have been held at Morningside Parish Church. The Association gained Scottish charitable status on 11 November 2013 – charity number SC044409.

About Morningside

Learn all about Morningside’s fascinating History

Upcoming Talks

Find out about this years upcoming talks.

Upcoming Visits

Find out about this years upcoming Visits

Joining Morningside
Heritage Association

Become a member today by clicking on the link below and get involved in future visits, talks and events.

Visitors are very welcome to attend our talks                  (a contribution of £3.00 is requested).


What do we do?


In the Summer we arrange a number of visits for our members to places of historical interest in the area.


We have monthly talks on aspects of the heritage of Morningside and surrounding areas of Edinburgh.


In addition, we hold annual Heritage Days to publicise our activities.


We undertake projects exploring the history of the area. These have led to publications and a stage play.


We are making an archive of material (photographs, publications, and ephemera) relating to life in Morningside over the years.

Latest News

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2019 Annual General Meeting

2019 Annual General Meeting

Morningside Heritage Association will hold its Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 3 December 2019, at 7:15 p.m. in Morningside Parish Church Hall (on the corner of Cluny Gardens and Braid Road). Following the AGM Simon Green will give a talk entitled A Celebration of...

Aspects of Age

Aspects of Age

The Royal College of Nursing, Scotland is currently running the exhibition 'Aspects of Age.' As life expectancy has increased, so too have our opportunities to do more for longer: today many people travel, engage in sport, find...