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Oil Slick reported at Murrayfield

We have had many calls over the past few days about an oil slick appearing in the river around Murrayfield. SEPA are on the case and have traced the spill to the Moat Burn a small culverted tributary of the Water of Leith which joins just downstream of Ballgreen. Should you ever see pollution in this or any other river you can call SEPAs Pollution Hotline on 0800 80 70 60.

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Edinburgh Evening News Story 20th April



Tesco Bank help us improve the riverbank for bugs

Last Friday volunteers from Tesco Bank helped us to create a new bug hunting area downstream from the Visitor Centre. Dead wood and habitat piles were created and over 200 nectar rich wildflowers planted. The area looks great - Thank you.



Leith Clean-up - Big Haul of Rubbish

The clean-up last Sunday was a great success with over 20 volunteers turning up to help. As always in that area there was alot of work to do. We collected over half a cage of litter and one rather unusual items including a Storm Kite, TV, Lamp shade, big stinky double mattress, Bikes and a Chair. Thank you to all who took part.



Swans Nesting at Murrayfield

 We were delighted to receive these photos of the Swans at Murrayfield today from Derick Thomson They are nesting in there favourite spot and seem to have at least 2 eggs. We would be happy to hear of any other nesting sites for any birds along the river, Kingfishers, Dippers, Grey Wagtails and Swans are of particular interest. 



Wildlife Photos

As the vegetation has yet to return to the trees now is a great time to spot the Water of Leith's wildlife. I have shared below some cracking pictures of mink, kingfisher and a rather 'punk' merganser. Thank you to all the Volunteers who sent in pictures