Roost is a design & maker project based in Muirhouse by resident artist Lindsay Perth. Roost’s aim is to create a ‘makerspace’ for people to share their skills and knowledge and to design, create and make for North Edinburgh communities.

Roost is based in Arcadeum in the Muirhouse Shopping Centre, North Edinburgh Arts’ satellite creative space.

– ROOST Events to date –


ROOST Auction

In May ’17 ROOST will host an auction of the birdhouses. There are 200 birdhouses, some are going back to owners, being given as gifts for the gardens and green spaces of Edinburgh. Many birdhouses have been donated to the ROOST auction to help raise money for a local charity. See here for more info.

ROOST 200 birdhouses & light installation

November 24 – December 2, 2016

Pimp Your ROOST

September – November ’16 saw 200 birdhouses ‘pimped’ by the local community, NHS staff, Scottish-based artists. The 200 birdhouses were brought together for a weeks interactive light installation in Muirhouse Shopping Centre. Read more >

ROOST Design exhibition

in June ’16 ROOST worked with Craigroyston
Community High School exploring birdhouse design

ROOST is a project that came out of my first years Arts Residency in Muirhouse, Edinburgh. ROOST continues into what is now the 2nd year of the residency and has been a vital part of informing the public art commission I’m working on for the North West Edinburgh Partnership Centre (NWEPC).


ROOST Auction will take place in Spring 2107.


Email me if you’re interested in getting more involved. Roost is part of my arts residency with North Edinburgh Arts and NHS Lothians. My residency is funded by Creative Scotland and Edinburgh and Lothian Health Foundation.



Lindsay Perth

ROOST has a pretty active and exciting facebook page