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Monday
Dec032018

Check out Landward on Friday BBC1 at 7.30pm for our 5 minutes of fame

We are excited to be featured on the next edition of Landward - they filmed us in Dean Village / Stockbridge a couple of weeks ago and the show will air this Friday

Monday
Dec032018

30th Anniversary Celebrations continued in style with a Civic Reception at the City Chambers 

We had a fantastic evening on 21st November to celebrate 3 decades of conservation action. 

CLICK on me to see a Full 30 minute video of the evening

or CLICK ON ME or see below to see the briefer facebook friendly 3 minute version

Thank you to all the volunteers, friend and partners who made it such a fun evening - we have posted some photos below. Thank you to Edinburgh Life for the picture of The Lord Provost - Frank Ross with our new Chair Pat Dawson, Helen Brown (Trust Manager) and Gavin Corbet local councillor and sponsor for the event. We will also feature in the January 2019 edition of Edinburgh Life - you can get your copy at the Centre.


 

Monday
Dec032018

Highly Commended at Nature of Scotland Awards 

We were delighted to have been nominated for an RSPB Nature of Scotland Award in the Community Initiative Catergory. Charlotte and Helen attended a swanky do at the Sheraton Grand Hotel and were delighted to have been awarded highly commended. We accepted the award on behalf of all our lovely volunteers

  

Monday
Dec032018

Next Volunteer Task is this Thursday meeting at the Longstone Inn

Last Thursday was VERY wet and just a handful of hardy volunteers braved conditions but we still managed a big haul. The details of the next are below

Thursday 6th December 10.30am – 1pm.  Clean-up  Longstone stretch of river.  Meet at the Longstone Inn where Inglis Green Road merges with Longstone Road.

 

Thursday
Nov152018

Saughton Park paths and play grounds are open and there is exciting news about a micro hydro project for the weir.

We have been delighted to learn that most of Saughton Park’s revamp is now complete and ready for the community to enjoy, including a new playpark, outdoor gym and landscaped grounds. The £7.3m scheme to return the Edwardian park to its former glory, made possible with £3.8m of Heritage Lottery Funding, is the largest project of its kind in Scotland. Work is still underway to restore some of the park’s key features, such as the refurbishment of the Winter Garden, the botanical gardens and stable block, in addition to the construction of a new café. This is expected to be complete in December. 
The park’s perimeter paths along the Water of Leith and Main Drive are open, alongside an inclusive playpark, which features a wheelchair-accessible roundabout and trampoline, equipment enabling children of all abilities to play together and a garden of sensory plants and trees.
A stone carving at the park’s Water of Leith viewpoint, illustrating the river winding through the city, has also been unveiled, thanks to Friends of Saughton Park, who raised more than £2500 to create the feature.
The project has recieved a further boost this week with a £500,000 investment  from SP Energy Networks’ £20m Green Economy Fund to introduce a micro-hydro scheme to power ground source heat pumps that will in turn produce electricity for community facilities, the Winter Gardens glasshouse, electric vehicle charge points and park lighting. Exciting times