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.


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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.


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Greenbank and Morningside Parish Church Lectures

During September and October Greenbank and Morningside Parish Churches will present a series of lectures on the theme 'Faith and Art'. These talks will be held on Sunday evenings in one or the other of the two churches. The talks are as follows: Sun. 22 Sept:...

Bomb Happy: Commemorating the D-day Landings

Army@TheFringe, East Claremont St, 13-25 August (not 19 August) The Ever Witch Theatre Company are presenting their new play Bomb Happy during the Fringe. The play uses the first-hand, never-before-heard testimonies of five D-Day Normandy Veterans, one of whom was in...