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Thursday
Feb212019

Dangling and Dumped Doggie Doos - NOT acceptable

This drives me MAD!! I had a dog for some 17 years - and without fail I managed to pick up and dispose of every single poop he did - that's around 7000 poops and yes sometimes I had to carry them home or a fair distance to find a bin but I NEVER felt the need to encase the poop in plastic and then dump it in the woods or fling it in a river. Along the Water of Leith Walkway we have seen the steady rise of poop being bagged and then chucked in the river or left by the side to 'collect (forget) later'. Between Colinton and Currie - around 3 miles -  yesterday I saw and photographed 23 bagged and dumped poops and I was not searching. Over this distance there was also 3 bins accessible from the walkway. While I accept it would be useful to have a bin the the Kinleith area near the new estate (a particular black spot)  and around Currie Kirk - something we will be working on with City of Edinburgh Council -this is simply not an excuse and carrying poo is part of the responsibility of dog ownership. The picture to the left, gave me a particular fright as I was photograhing some snowdrops, stool up and was faced with this, almost IN my face, dangling from a branch. You can see from the photo montage below some of the poop has been hidden, thrown and caught on a branch, tucked away, but often just left in plain sight in blue or purple bags. One particular poop was in sight of a bin and a no dog fouling sign near the cit bypass. Help us keep the river and walkway clean dog owners bag it and bin it!!



Thursday
Feb212019

Share your signs of spring

The lovely mild weather has certainly brought out the early spring blooms - we would love to see your #signsofspring - These are from the walkway between Currie and Balerno

Thursday
Feb212019

Water of Leith Otter caught on a bush camera

Sightings of our otter continue to roll in with another two sightings this week. This footage was caught on a garden bush camera and has been shared with us, and no we will not tell you where, but it is so cute. Do you think it is always the same otter, is the otter at 2.28 the same as the rolling otter? Check out how tubby he/she is? If any otter experts out there can help with defining its gender? exciting times 

If you cant see the video above CLICK ON ME for link

Thursday
Feb212019

Life on the Rocks - Illustrated talk at the Centre on Monday Evening with Rab Anderson

Monday 25th February – 7.30pm
A Life On the Rocks, illustrated talk by Rab Anderson.
One of Scotland’s prominent mountaineers Rab Anderson, explores a lifetime of adventure spent on the rocks and in the hills. Author of a popular walking guide to The Pentland Hills, Rab is also author of a number of Scottish Mountaineering Club Climbers’ Guides, as well as being editor of their Hillwalkers’ Guides, which include the highly successful guide to The Munros.
Talk at the Visitor Centre, 24 Lanark Road, Edinburgh - Free for Members, Guest £2.
Thursday
Feb212019

Another great illustration from Rob

I just love the level of detail in this one - really captures our volunteers at work and the buzz of local life. Thank you Rob