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Friends of Midmar Paddock

Protecting Midmar Paddock as open access, unbuilt on greenspace

We are local volunteers acting as trustees for a group which enjoys wide community support.

Our aim is to protect Midmar Paddock, the open field located on Midmar Drive, in the Morningside and Braids district of Edinburgh.  

We want it to remain as open access, unbuilt on, greenspace for the benefit of the community, whether local or from across Edinburgh.

About Midmar Paddock

The paddock is a large, open piece of land in constant use by the community. It has a wide range of wildlife and plant species, and a surprising history.

Welcome to Midmar Paddock
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Development at

Plans are currently being drawn up for an extensive development at Midmar Paddock, which could include houses and a private care home. 

An application for planning permission has not yet been made, as far as we are aware, but given the potential scale of the development, it is likely to trigger a requirement to consult with the local community.  We will post updates on our website when we know more. 


Find out more about who we are and what we do.


Why the paddock is important, its history and its Rights of Way.


Visit our resources page to find out more about the planning process and the greenbelt in Edinburgh.

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