At Gyle, we care about sustainability, charities and a lot more. Read on to find out what initiatives are in place at Gyle.
The Positivity Project
The Poetry Project is a campaign that aims to heal the world using the power of poetry. Set up in 2018 by the poet James McInerney, the project hopes to use his words to spread awareness of mental health.
The project, which originally started on the London Underground, is all about having positive, empowering and motivational messages on display in public areas to promote wellbeing and raise awareness of mental health issues. It’s also a community based project that is all about grass roots and bringing local communities together with messages of hope and support.
For more information on the project, please see click here.
Space to Be
Space to Be at Gyle is working in partnership with Workplace Chaplaincy Scotland. It is a multi-functional space where people can meet, connect with each other, spend time together and support each other. Learn more and book the space here: https://www.gyleshopping.com/stores/space-to-be-2/
Community Notice Board
We have a free community notice board in the centre. If you would like to display a local notice or poster please deliver it along with your contact details to the management suite located by the food court.
Through textile recycling and our Cash 4 Kids and Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Tubs outside M&S and in the Car Park, we have raised
- Cash for Kids: 15.3 tonne and raised £4,601
- Edinburgh Children’s Hospital: 23.4 tonne and raised £7,020
You can find out more about how our retailers are sustainable HERE
In the centre, we always aim to minimise our affect on the environment. In 2022, our Christmas lights used technology aimed at reducing our carbon footprint and limiting light pollution.
We continue to support and work with several charities/ groups including Police Scotland, Workplace Chaplaincy Scotland, Cash for Kids, Sam Radio, Edinburgh Children’s Charity, Owl Magic and more. In July, Owl Magic came along and provided an opportunity for shoppers to interact with the birds and raised £350 for Ayrshire Birds of Prey Centre. Overall, we raised £534 for charities during the month of July.
In July, Gyle gifted some old mannequins to Jupiter Artland for a workshop where they would be inviting the audience to draw and write on the mannequins, painted with chalkboard paint. Sustainability is one of their key values, so they were keen to use reused and upcycled materials.
During June and July, The Ladies that Lunch from ride a bus/HCL had lovely experiences, supplied by Morrison, Baguette Express and Gyle
Our charity work will remain a high priority at Gyle Shopping Centre.