the melting pot
The Workshop Space, or, the Meeting Room
The Melting Pot (B3)
5 Rose Street
Venue Telephone: 0131 243 2626
The Melting Pot is Scotland's Centre for Social Innovation. The building is also home to a diversity of voluntary sector agencies including Social Enterprise Scotland. The workshop space and the meeting room are both purpose built.
On arrival just follow the instructions on the wall to your right. (It’s listed as buzzer B3). Reception will speak with you via an intercom. On entry proceed to the stairs or elevator and up to the fourth/top floor.
The entrance is situated between Fopp and The Abbotsford Bar. It is simply a double door that says 'Thorn House' over head. This is less than a minutes walk from both Princes Street and St Andrews Square.
Parking is limited in the city centre and public transport is recommended, including park and ride. There is some on-street parking on St Andrew Square and George Street. There are multi-storey options 1km away in Old Town, between Royal Mile and Cowgate (to the east of 'the Bridges'). Again, public transport is recommended, especially for weekend courses.
Public transport and further information
Being so centrally located, less than a minute's walk from Princes Street and St Andrew's Square, there are a vast range of public transport options.
For further information you might like to check out the venue's own directions: http://www.themeltingpotedinburgh.org.uk/about-the-melting-pot-edinburgh/how-to-get-here/
The Learning Space (G5)
Edinburgh Palette (St Margaret's House)
151 London Road
Venue Telephone: 0131 661 1924
Edinburgh Palette houses 200 artist studios, community arts spaces, theatre, cinema, recording studio, martial arts dojo, library, and more than 11000ft2 of gallery space.
On arrival there are a number of intercom buttons so just press the main reception button. (If there is no response then you there is a telephone number near the button which will connect you with the receptionist, or you can try phoning Mindful Edinburgh on 0777 500 0079).
Once inside, The Learning Room (G5) is along the corridor to your left if you enter by foot via the main entrance from London Road.
The main pedestrian entrance is accessible from London Road, via a footbridge with two sets of steps. You will find us beside the Registers of Scotland building, towards the eastern end of London Road.
The entrance to the parking area is via Restalrig Road South. Take a left before the bridge into the car park of the Registers of Scotland building, then follow the railway line to the back of the brown brick building behind theirs. Access to the building is available via a big blue door at our basement entrance.
Parking spaces are available to visitors. Please note that you should usually only park in the spaces as close as possible to being directly underneath St Margaret’s House (as the Registers of Scotland building use the other spaces during office hours). In addition free on-street parking is available within a close proximity.
St Margaret’s House has several frequent bus services which connect it with the city centre, Waverley train station, the bus station and other parts of the city.
You might be interested in providing a room for a mindfulness course. Applicants would be individually screened. You and a colleague could avail of a free place on the course in exchange for helping to provide the venue. Alternatively there could be a discount for a number of colleagues.
Harrison Gardens, Edinburgh EH11 1SD
(More details provided to participants).
This room is situated on the top floor in a traditional Victorian apartment with large bay windows looking directly over the quiet Harrison Park.
On arrival press the top right button which connects with an intercom. On entry, simply proceed to the landing at the top of the stairs and enter through the door on your left.
There may be free on street parking available. There is always metered parking available during course times on nearby Harrison Road.
The area is especially well served by public transport with the 4, 44, 34 and 300 services stopping at one end of Harrison Road and the 10 and 27 stopping at the other.