Dedications are represented by lights on the tree in front of Balerno Parish Church - Rotary's Tree of Life


Christmas starts every year for the Currie Balerno Rotary Club with the lighting up of the Rotary Tree of Life at the Balerno Parish Church and this will take place on Thursday 1st of December. There will be mulled wine from 5.30pm and the lights will be switched on at 6 o’clock and everyone is welcome.

The Tree of Life provides the opportunity at this time of the year for people to remember loved ones or events important to them. You can make a dedication and it will be recorded at the Balerno Parish Church and on the Rotary Club web-site; and we ask that with each message there should be a contribution to local charities. Last year local people gave £1500, contributing to local charities, local food banks and the Community Chest, which supports local good causes. 

The Rotary Club had a stall at the Balerno Farmers’ Market on 12 November, where we  received dedications and donations totalling £1400. Arrangements are in hand to allow donations to be made directly through JustGiving and this will be set out in the December bulletin. Dedications can be made right up to Christmas Eve.

As well as being recorded, the messages are represented by lights on the tree in front of the Parish Church – the Tree of Life – and this year there’s something new. William Purves have agreed to support the event and are providing wooden acorns, on which the dedications will be recorded and which will be hung on a Christmas Tree for all to see in the church’s Mill Café.  

See the Dedications below

To request a Dedication Form see below or use the 'Contact' menu on the homepage.

Tree of life letter 2022.pdf


Always in our thoughts - Marguerite sadly missed - John Sellars and family

Robert Menzies - In memory of Mum, Dad, Isobel and Joyce

Ken Lindsay to family and friends - a wonderful Christmas

In memory of my dear sister who passed away in 2022 - Alan Young 

To the greatest bro-in-law, Walter Armstrong RIP,  Lindsay Craig

In loving memory of MIchael Latimer, George & Edna Latimer  Kay Latimer

In memory of my wife Catherine Martin Oliver

Rembering Johanna, my parents Jack & Elizabeth and my sister Maria and her husband Jean - Peter McGavigan

Mr George S Forsyth and Mrs Valerie Forsyth

The Cameron family-,Sheila Cameron

James and Bill remembered with love - Anne Shaw

For grandchildren: Rebecca Connor, Laura Connor, Alastair Douglas, Calum Douglas - Jim & Carol Douglas

For our brightest angel, 22 years We will love and miss you for ever Mum & Dad - Elizabeth McArdle

In loving memory of Graham Cameron. You are always in our hearts - Shona & Gareth Gettinby

In loving memory of Hugh Gettingby. You are always in our hearts - Shona & Gareth Gettinby 

Sincere thanks for your donation




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