At Home?

Have you got to spend some time at home? Maybe you had an accident, or there is some crazy virus loose. Anyways this page should give you some local pointers.

RoslinVillage Webpage

We could use more contributors/admins. This is a volunteer run site that aims to be a static directory of things to do, services and businesses locally.

Help adding/removing to this list and trying to add to the events table is always appreciated and you can learn to use WordPress.

If you run a local group, you can have your own page on this site for nothing. Just reach out. See the as an example.


  • Add local outdoors page, walks and links to relevant maps
  • More about the history of Roslin, see also Roslin Heritage Society

RVG Community Hall takeover

A group attempting to take the Community Hall into community ownership. Lots to do here, we really could use more help


There is always room for home improvements, or maybe build your own log cabin

Link Description
Off Grid Log Cabin Building a log cabin with a chainsaw, getting the walls up.

Kids Courses Free

Note. some of these are American, in naming, grade for example.

Link Description
Homeschool curriculum Free Christian Homeschool curriculum
Scholastic Scholastic has created a free learn-from-home site with 20+ days of learning and activities
thinking games by grade List of thinking games by grade by allinonehomeschool

Kids Courses Freeish

More free(ish) learning websites. Let us know if you think any should be removed.

Link Description
abcya Educational Games for Kids
coolmath4kids Math games for kids
e-learningforkids Free and fun digital education for all children worldwide
funbrain More learning games for kids
highlightskids Activities and games for kids
nationalgeographic Find engaging and curriculum-led teaching ideas and accompanying resource sheets aligned with the National Curriculum and the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence
pbskids PBS KIDS is committed to making a positive impact on the lives of children through curriculum based entertainment
sciencekids Science Kids is the online home of science & technology for children around the world.
seussville All things Dr Seuss
starfall At Starfall, children have fun while they learn.
storylineonline Award-winning childrens literacy website
switchzoo Animal games
turtlediary Fun Educational and Online Games for Kids
uniteforliteracy At Unite for Literacy, we picture a world where all children have access to an abundance of books that celebrate their languages and cultures and cultivate a lifelong love of reading.

Kids Online Resources

Kids Learning (some Harvested from RoslinCoronaVirusResiliance FB.)
Not all of these are free, but offer free content alongside couurses etc.

Link Description
BeastAcademy A Complete Math Curriculum Recommended for Ages 8 to 13
CreativeBug Keep your hands active and your mind engaged with Creativebug
CurriculumAssociates Printable At-Home Learning Activity Packs
DiscoveryEducation Discovery Education is a trusted partner for schools.
KhanAcademy A nonprofit with the mission to provide a free, world class education for anyone, anywhere
brainpop BrainPOP is here to help you and your curious learners stay informed and on-track with free access during school closures
tynker Coding Made Easy. Everything needed to learn computer programming the fun way! Ages 5+

Kids YouTube Channels

Kids Learning (some Harvested from RoslinCoronaVirusResiliance FB)
Some of these really are awesome!!!!

Link Description
Crash Course Kids This bi-weekly show from the producers of Crash Course is all about gradeschool science. We’ll look at Earth, Habitats, Space, Chemical Reactions, Engineering, and much much more with host Sabrina Cruz. So, join us every Tuesday and Thursday for new uploads
Free School FreeSchool is a safe and friendly place to expose children to famous art, classical music, children’s literature, and natural science in an age-appropriate and kid-accessible way
Geek Gurl Diaries Like Raspberry Pi, Arduino, Python, Programming, Computer Science, Logic, Electronics, and being geeky and awesome? I do, so I started to make videos for people like me!
Geography Focus The GEOfocus channel is all about geography! I love geography, maps, flags, culture, languages, and travel.
Kids Learning Tube Kids Learning Tube educates kids through music and animation in a fun and unique approach to learning.
Mike Likes Science Hi I’m Mike! Welcome to my YouTube channel. I like learning and helping people learn. So every month or so, I make science inspired music videos.
National Geographic Kids Nat Geo Kids makes it fun to explore your world with weird, wild, and wacky videos! Videos featuring awesome animals, cool science, funny pets, and more, are made just for curious kids like you.
SciShow SciShow explores the unexpected. Seven days a week, Hank Green, Michael Aranda, and Olivia Gordon delve into the scientific subjects that defy our expectations and make us even more curious!
SciShow Kids SciShow Kids explores all those curious topics that make us ask why?
Science Channel Learn about outer space, leading scientific exploration, new technology, earth science basics, & more with science videos & news from Science Channel
Science Max Have you ever done a science experiment and wondered What would this be like if it were HUGE?
SoulPancake SoulPancake tackles the universality of the human experience. We are the dreamers, misfits, artists, activists, and innovators who have the power to positively change the world.
TheBrainScoop I’m Emily, the Chief Curiosity Correspondent of The Field Museum in Chicago, former volunteer of the University of Montana Zoological Museum.

Kung Fu

Link Description
Grandmaster Yip Man The first FREE release of Ip Man doing the 3 forms Sil Lim Tao, Chum Kiu and Mok Jang Jong in High Quality
Wing Chun: Muk Jong Wing Chun Muk Jong (Wooden Dummy)
Wing Chun: Siu Nim Tao An analysis of the first part of Siu Nim Tao


Ok, this is a massive topic, but applicable to so many situations in life.
Use these skills in your spreadsheets, make games, or just try and keep up
with your kids for a bit.

Link Description
Ask on RoslinShare There are plenty coding resources online and coders in the Village, if you want someone to.
C++ in one hour Ok this one is a bit mental, but if your familiar with other languages, a good intro.
HTML tables from YAML How these tables are generated. A YAML file holds all the information.
Basically in a text, human readable database. The PERL script then
does the formatting creating this table to be cut and pasted into WordPress.
Jupyter Notebooks Jupyter Notebooks, use Python. Great way to learn python.
Python (anaconda) Anaconda, Python & R plus all the bits you need to go with them.
Sonic PI This is a fun way to get coding by making music. Download for Windows10, Mac, Raspberry PI.
It really is awesome and you can make some crazy noises.

Raspberry Pi

Ok, this is a massive topic, but applicable to so many situations in life.
Use these skills in your spreadsheets, make games, or just try and keep up
with your kids for a bit.

Link Description
DesktopKit Want to turn your TV into a computer and use a Raspberry Pi4?
You can get this kit about £115. You can also get all the accessories yourself.

Reading resources

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Midlothian E Resources Free ebooks & newspapers from Midlothian Library Service

Staying Fit

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Daley Fitness