Live Music Now Scotland (LMNS) held their Summer Music Event in the Gardens on Sunday 2nd July 2023, in the early afternoon, this year on a jazz theme. The Maxwell Lightbody Smith Jazz Trio, young musicians playing double bass, keyboards and vocals, were absolutely excellent, focussing on the great American songbook, mostly Ella Fitzgerald's best known numbers. The young lady who provided vocals could have been Ella herself, so excellent was her voice.


LMNS is a charity, originated by the wonderful violinist, the late Yehudi Menuhin (himself a renowned supporter of Edinburgh's Festival) was designed to give young musicians the experience of performing in front of live audiences. Above, as you can see, Drumsheugh Gardens residents brought friends and family, their own picnics, refreshments, rugs and chairs to enjoy a hughly entertaining afternoon, mainly in very sunny, if not a little breezy, conditions. 


For further information on the activities of LMNS (including more about the Trio) go to:    

Annual General Meeting (AGM) for 2022-2023 (with recommended budget for 2023):


The AGM for 2022-2023 was held on Monday 6th February 2023, at 7:00 in The Bonham Hotel, brought forward to an earlier month than normal due to the impending resignations of four Member and replacements to be ratified at the Meeting. Significant issues agreed are as follows:


  • Financial matters

  • Accounts to end-2022 show the DGUC finances in very good shape, showing a comfortable surplus.

  • Fee collections had been handled well by Factors (Charles White Ltd)

  • The Meeting proposed and accepted no requirement for an uplift in annual fees for 2023.
  • Committee Membership

  • Please refer to the page entitled 'Committee' for the names of Members. Donald Emslie resigned as Chair, Richard Summers resigned as Treasurer, Tracey Bibb and Sarah Emslie resigned as Members, all due to their intentions to live elsewhere and therefore outside of the DGUC area. The AGM thanked all of them for their kind and diligent attention to the needs of Owners in Drumsheugh Gardens and for helping to maintain the quality of the environment
  • Other principal matters discussed:
  • Certain Garden benches (along southside) are to be refurbished due to ageing and appearance with additional seating areas being considered
  • An increase in the use of the Gardens with dogs was again noted but without excessive concern. All existing and new dog owners will be further encouraged to be registered with the WhatsApp group designed for communicating dog-related issues (to be led by new Member, ML White)
  • Members will continue to encourage residents' participation (under the Gardening Group's guidance) in garden maintenance and improvement sessions. The DGUC would seek a review of the design input from Secret Gardens Design to anticipate any small-scale improvements that might be adopted to enhance the quality of plants and shrubs...and general environment

  • NB: A full set of the Minutes of the 2022-2023 AGM (summarised above) can be made available to valid Owners only, through the Contact page on this website.