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Music in the gardens

The Mind Be Kind Festival brings happiness to Princes Street Gardens

I happened to be in Princes Street on Sunday and followed the music which led me into the gardens to a free concert in aid of Mind Be Kind

The The Well Happy Band were playing and Gail Porter was on stage, all raising awareness and positivity for mental health and well being.

Organiser and co-founder Mind Be Kind, Tania Pramschufer said: “It’s a chance to come together and take time out to enjoy music, chat and take part in activities that give us a boost for mental and physical health.”

Well done all involved 👏😊

I am selling a copy of a mounted print of this sketch from the day, for £24 with £5 from each going to the Mind Be Kind crowdfunding page so hopefully this festival for mental and physical health can become an annual event in Edinburgh.

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Edinburgh’s Hogmanay still being felt in Princes Street Gardens

PrincesSGToday’s sketch is from the Mound in Edinburgh’s city centre overlooking the East Princes Street Gardens. 

During the Hogmanay celebrations in December the area was home to a winter wonderland of roller-coasters, rides and family fun. Unfortunately three months on the ground is still left scarred and off limits to those enjoying this afternoons sunshine.


Hopefully the gardens will soon be re-turfed and looking beautiful once more for both the residents and the many visitors to Scotland’s capital.