South East Edinburgh (SEE) Artisans
A group of elders and members from Liberton Kirk have formed a team to carry out small jobs around the Churches and Halls. This is made up of handymen, mostly retired, with skills in various key areas.
We have also been offering our services across the parishes and wider community. We are aware of many older people living in the area and how all too often, even the smaller jobs can be challenging. While we can’t take on large pieces of work or any new installations there will be many things that we might be able to help people with.
If in reading this you feel that we could be of help to you please contact us through the church office on: 664-8264 and leave your name and contact number so that one of our team can get in touch.
Our help is free:
We do not charge for our services but are often asked if we could accept a donation for something. If, after we have visited you to assist with some work, you would like to make a donation, can we suggest a donation to the Kirkgate Trust.
This is a charitable trust set up to support youth leaders in south east Edinburgh.
Joining the Artisans:
Perhaps you might like to join our team of Artisans? If you would and have some skills to share we would love to have you join us. You do not need to be a member of a local church, just have a desire to serve the wider community. The Artisans meet for coffee on the first Saturday morning of each month. Contact Derek Jardine, Mob: 07913265912 for more details should you like to join us.
Starting an Artisan group in your church:
You may want to start a group in your church. If this is the case we would be happy to come along and explain more about what we do, popular types of requests and some tips on how to deal with them. You don’t need to be highly skilled to help people as many requests are for very simple things. You really can make a huge difference and feel good about yourself while meeting new friends at the same time. All Artisans are required to be registered through the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG).
Provision of tools:
We recently received a number of pieces of equipment & tools that will assist us as we serve the wider community in Liberton. A very generous donation of tools was made to us from the estate of John Silver (lecturer at Napier University).
We are indebted to him and will make use of these excellent and in some cases, new pieces of equipment.
Types of recently finished work:
Kitchen cupboard doors refitted and adjusted (Liberton); Small paint job in KLM manse (Liberton); Sink drainer sealed (Liberton); Light bulbs changed (Liberton); New casters fitted to settee (Gracemount); Shelf refitted after it came loose and fell off (Gracemount); Removal of surplus items to recycling centre (Liberton Kirk Halls); Patio painted (Liberton); Conservatory door adjusted to prevent jamming (Gilmerton); airing cupboard shelf fixed and extra shelf fitted (Liberton); Fence repainted and gate repaired (Gilmerton); Garden benches painted with wood preserver (Liberton Kirk Garden); replacing of mixer tap (Liberton).
Recently painting of sheds for Liberton Nursery School (Inch) (pictured below)
Some regular support with gardening.