We sadly say goodbye to Ian Brake, one of our members, who passed away last Tuesday due to Cancer. He will be missed and never forgotten especially as Ian prepared food for our members, volunteers and staff up to 5 days a week for the last 7 years. He loved the friends he made at GCP. He taught bread making to many of our members and his Bread was delicious. Ian was one of, if not the, oldest member we took up Birnam Hill as part of our wonderful Christmas breaks we organise every year at Mercat House, Birnam. Ian loved the project and most recently gave up a day to share his experiences with students on the University of Edinburgh’s Social Work course.

Please email any of your favourite memories and stories to jonny@grassmarket.org Who will happily shared them below. There will also be a remembrance service for all those we have lost at Greyfriars once restrictions are lifted and in-person events are permitted. Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Ian Brake and with everyone at the Grassmarket Community Project who knew Ian and for the staff at the NHS and GCP who cared for him in the last year.

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