Celebrating 25 years of Oxgangs Library

1990: a momentous year. Gazza wept, Margaret Thatcher resigned… and Oxgangs Library opened its doors to the public.

We invited friends and supporters to join us in celebrating a quarter century at the heart of the local community. It is these community connections that we hope to work on so that in 25 years we will be celebrating a similar occasion for a community library that is even more fabulous than it is now!

Here’s Councillor Elaine Aitken (acting as Baillie representing the Lord Provost) cutting our birthday cake under the watchful eye of Library Team Leader John McGowan.

cake cutting

Meanwhile musical entertainment was provided by pupils from Firrhill High School


Edinburgh South West MP Joanna Cherry took the opportunity to peruse Book Week Scotland’s Journeys anthology.


And more tunes were supplied by Lindsay McCullough  – the only member of the original Oxgangs Library team who’s still working in Edinburgh Libraries.



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