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Poppy Stencil
Remembering the Leith Battalion

PYC will stencil 216 red painted commemoration poppy designs throughout the Lorne/Pilrig/Leith walk ward areas. PYC, with the support of local groups will stencil red poppies featuring the name of each individual who perished at Gretna. One stencil per prominent local landmark e.g entrance to PYC, OOTB, Rosebank Cemetery, Pilrig St Pauls, local pubs, schools etc. Each poppy will also display the christian name of a Gretna casualty, local to that area. Example: Brothers James and Robert Sime of 40 Dalmeny Street:- a stencilled poppy bearing their names will be stencilled at this location. The poppies will be a temporary display, weather permitting, for the week or two, pre and post the remembrance service at Rosebank Cemetery, Leith in May 2015. Our hope is that our poppies will generate some local and city wide discussion into the
reasoning of the displayed poppies and ask why the poppies have been placed. It's hoped local
press and media can be used to convey the message, and generate local, and hopefully, national
interest in the Gretna story.

One of the 216 pavement poppies sprayed along the procession route.



Friday 16th August 2013

The Pilmeny Youth Centre is delighted to announce the appointment of three new directors. A warm welcome to Cindy Pritchard, Tom Burnett and Frank Ross. All of our new directorship appointments, have a long history of working alongside, or supporting the youth centres work in the community, and the increase in board directorships will allow the board to consolidate its current and future development strategies. Welcome also to, Maria Croall who joins our management committee. Maria will represent our landlords and the congregation of Pilrig St Paul's Church.

Thursday 8th August 2013

Thanks to support and funding from the Big Lottery Fund in tandem with The Scottish Government the PYC will continue its out of school sports provision with our new Fit4Fun project. Taking place over three separate days, the project will cater for children in Primary 1 up to Primary 6. See poster for details.

Friday 2nd August 2013

PYC music project hitting the right notes. Thanks to funding support, and generosity of the Moffat Charitable Trust and the Ernest Cook Trust, our sucessful music project will continue for another year. In addition, PYC is now in a position to expand its music provision, to offer tuition to older children within the community. Both projects, are due to commence on Monday 19 August, continuing until end of June 2014. Registration is now open for budding musicians looking for tuition at our Senior music sessions.......

Wednesday 31st July 2013

P-KAD Project. Our Pilmeny Kick About Nights moved a step closer to reality with capital funding support awarded by the Gordon Faser Trust, The John Watson Trust and the Rank Foundation. The generous contributions from all three funders has allowed PYC to lay the "foundations" for our winter evening sports projects with the purchase of four portable floodlight rigs that will allow PYC to facilitate evenings sports activities - 4 a side football - Basketball - Unihock etc at the two recreational areas contained within Dalmeny Street Park. Two ideal sites, used by local children and young people, from dawn to dusk in the Spring and Summer evenings, but lie redundant as soon as the clocks change in October. When the dark nights flood in....its all systems go for P-KAD






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