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Your Ideas

During March we published 30 different ideas, one a day for 30 days. Here is a list of all the ideas submitted by Centre users, partner organisations, local residents and existing customers. We’re still keen to hear from anybody with how to use The Crags, click here to submit an idea.

Slide1Idea #30 – Asset Transfer Consultancy

So your community group wants to take over an asset? Where do you start? A new Crags Consultancy could be the best people to talk to first (read more).



Slide1Idea #29 – Freedom to move

Linn Haraldsvik is a self-defence instructor with an idea to give people the freedom to move. Think Pilates meets kickboxing (read more).



Slide1Idea #28 – Sport as a language learning tool

Rachel May has an idea to use sport and fun activities to support children from different backgrounds who have recently migrated to Scotland (read more).




Idea #27 – A place to call work

The Crags does two basic things well – provide spaces for groups to do their thing and maintain a building. Not rocket science (read more).



CragsCycling3Idea #26 – Wheel Savvy

Conrad Molleson, one of the volunteers behind the Skelf Bike Track, has the idea of creating a navigational app to connect cyclists across the city (read more).




familyIdea #25 – A family of basketball ideas

As a family with children who play basketball for Blaze, Team Duffin have had a meeting round the kitchen table and brainstormed the following ideas (read more).



Idea #24 – Canine Fitness

Cani-Sports Edinburgh, is an informal running club that offers cani-cross sessions aimed at improving a dog’s fitness whilst also involving the owner (read more).


Blaze Basketball ClubIdea #23 – All-Scotland Basketball Game

Ian Farmer, a Blaze parent has an idea to bring members of Blaze, past and present, together for an all-star game (read more).


OutsideIdea #22 – Crags Open Day

Do you want to find out more about what activities are on offer in The Crags studio? Anne’s idea will be right for you (read more).



Click here to find out more about our February basketball camp.Idea #21 – Understanding attachment for sports coaches

Anne Mackenzie has submitted an idea that would grow the understanding of sports coaches working at The Crags (read more).


Screen Shot 2015-03-20 at 16.45.29Idea #20 – Circus festival

Are you a juggler? Do you unicycle? Or are you looking to learn new skills? Suzy Enoch of Circus Alba has just the idea for you (read more).



DSC_0246Idea #19 – Blaze Game Day

Blaze Under 14 player, Wojtec Szymanski, has had an idea to improve the game-day entertainment at The Crags (read more)




DSC_0540Idea #18 – Blaze Volunteer Team

As the home of Blaze, The Crags is looking to support the growth of a volunteer group for young people (read more).


10336812_10152857090754535_4198102721714514767_nIdea #17 – Explore Edinburgh

Are you interested in exploring Edinburgh whilst getting active? Rachel May’s idea will be great for you. The idea to develop a group of people interested in walking/jogging/cycling and would allow you to explore Edinburgh (read more).



unnamed2 Idea #16 – Art workshops

Dumbiedykes resident Molly McEwan has approached The Crags with an idea to run weekly art and story making workshops for children. As a Fine Art graduate, Molly currently holds studio space at The Number Shop on Pleasance and wants to engage local people with art (read more).



RunnerIdea #15 – Jog on!

Ever thought The Crags would be a great place to start a run? Cameron Lindsay has had an idea to start a new jogging group using The Crags as a base (read more).


CragsCycleSpace7 Idea #14 – Ride the Skelf

The idea – create off-road mountain biking activities that would be structured and organised in order for young people to learn new skills and have fun (read more).



Slide1Idea #13 – Crags Membership

Ever thought about a non-contract membership which provides 30 day access to The Crags? Sheila Dixon, a regular basketball player and coach at The Crags has provided a solution for just that (read more).


Slide1Idea #12 – GranDram sessions

Joseph Travers of GranDram sees The Crags as the right place to run a multi-sensory workshop programme for those living with dementia (read more).


Slide1Idea #11 – 7×7 Ideas Events

7×7 is an idea for a networking events series where seven people talk for seven minutes each about one big problem that needs solving (read more).


gabion Idea #10 – Your place for mountain bikes

In an exciting development for the local area proposals underway to build a new mountain bike park, called the Skelf, in the woods surrounding The Crags which would see a variety of different bike tracks (read more).



canvas_hero-newIdea #9 – The Business Model Mash-up

The Business Model Mash-up brings together smart, passionate people to create, fix and clarify social business models (read more).


Slide1Idea #8 – KickOff Sports App

This idea was created by two students at the University of Edinburgh. The idea is to develop a new sports mobile app, offering users the ability to interact with each other through participating in sport (read more).


Slide1 Idea #7 – Street Fit Classes

Street Fit Scotland have an idea to run exercise classes at The Crags for people experiencing homelessness (read more).



Blaze Basketball Club Feb 2015 Idea #6 – Blaze swap shop

Santiago McCafferty is a keen player in the Blaze Under 14 basketball squad and is dedication has led to selection for Scotland at Under 14 level. In his spare time, he also volunteers to coach younger players during primary school open sessions. Santiago’s idea is a swap-shop for basketball players (read more).



coinneach Idea #5 – Science Club

As a facility always on the look out for innovative concepts, Coinneach Dover’s unique idea has heads turning at The Crags. Coinneach wants to help children and young people develop their understanding of science by provided weekly classes at The Crags (read more).


CragsYoga7 Idea #4 – Hang, hoop and spin at The Crags

The Crags’ studio is one of the few facilities in Edinburgh ideally suited for aerialist and circus performers due to the beamed ceiling. Gillian Watt’s idea is to introduce new equipment to the studio (read more).



Blaze Basketball Club Feb 2015 Idea#3 – Blaze without borders

When Blaze Basketball Club took the led role in establishing a charity to take over the running of The Crags, no one could have predicted the growth that would ensue. This idea would help basketball grow across the City (read more).



Idea 2 - thumbnail Idea #2 – A Garden for All

The idea – a shared community garden in the vacant green space in front of The Crags. Kids, community groups and local enthusiasts of all ages could collaborate to create a beckon of community spirit (read more).


Idea 1 thumb Ideas #1 – From Engine Shed to Social Hub

Following the closure of The Engine Shed, The Crags has an idea to create positive social impact by re-opening the building (read more).


Don’t forget, we’re still keen to hear from anybody that has an idea for using The Crags, click here to submit your idea.

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