Edinburgh’s biggest jumble sale returns after two years away

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The Greenbank Scout Braderie celebrates its 60th anniversary with a happy return on Saturday April 23 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The brocante uses the four halls of Greenbank Parish Church in Morningside.

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Deputy Scoutmaster Colin McRae said: “We are back bigger and better than ever. Scouts and Explorer Scouts are out every night picking up clutter in the area and the amount of clutter is unbelievable. It seems that after two years of confinement, people have a lot to give.

“The halls are almost full already. Parents and volunteers helping unpack and sort the clutter said they’ve never seen so much. Everyone seems to be having a huge clean-up and the scouts are thrilled because it will hopefully raise a lot of money on Saturday for scouts and explorers.

The 4th Scout Troop is based in Greenbank and comprises a Beaver Pack, a Cub Scout Pack and a Scout Troop with over 50 Scouts and the Greenbank Explorer Scout Unit with over 50 members.

Its first Scout Jumble sale was in March 1962 and it is recorded that it raised funds at the rate of £1 per minute.

Colin McRae says the auction is back bigger and better than ever.

The main hall on Saturday will have bric-a-brac, electricity, paintings and jewelry. Upstairs is a room full of toys, the downstairs room is full of books and the other full of clothes. while outside there will be gardening and bicycles.

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