BIRKENSIDE

Birkenside Community Partnership Website

Welcome to Birkenside

Birkenside is a small housing estate at the south end of the town of Gorebridge in Midlothian.

It comprises of around 240 local authority houses, many of which are now in private ownership, Powdermill Brae which dates back to the mid 1800's, Roberston Bank on the banks of the Gore water and a small estate of private housing built in the 1990's

In 2002 the residents of the village formed a Partnership aimed at restoring the community spirit that they remembered existing in the village in earlier years.  Since then the Partnership has successfully obtained money from a number of sources to renovate the local pavilion and hall in the park and has every August since then run a very popular "Fun Day" in the park.