Bridgend Farmhouse

A centre for the community in Edinburgh

Grow your skills on the farm 

Bridgend Farmhouse is a traditional 18th-century farm steading on one of the main roads out of Edinburgh to the south. It was a working farm till the year 2000 when it was acquired by Edinburgh City Council. However, it then lay derelict for ten years until a group of local people won a Lottery grant to restore the building and open it as a community centre.

It opened its doors in 2018 and now runs training courses in cooking, gardening, bike repair, stone-wall pointing, and arts and crafts. There is a series of workshops, a cafe, an exhibition room, and soon-to-be an eco-bothy and children's play area. 

Bridgend Farmhouse is one of Scotland's few community centres owned by local people. 400 shareholders own and run the centre which now employs four full time workers and four part-timers.

Booking information:

No advance booking required

Opening Dates:

Sunday 25th September

Opening times:



41 Old Dalkeith Road


EH16 4TE


  • Lift access
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Seating
  • Baby feeding and changing area
  • Pram and buggy storage