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The Big Annual Clean-up

The Spring is here which means its time to Clean-up the river.  We are launching the Big Annual Clean up this Sunday 28th March 10 am - 12.30pm.  Meeting at The Water of Leith Visitor Centre, 24 Lanark Road.  We are cleaning both sides of the river between Slateford and Leith.  Come along and help.  We provide all the equipment.  Just wear old, warm clothes and bring waterproofs just in case. 


Walkway Closure

Due to essential improvement works the section of path between Wester Coates and Magdala Crescent will be closed from Thursday 18th March for two weeks.  Diversion signs have been put in place to direct people around this closure.


Tree Planting Postponed

Due to bad weather tree planting event has been postponed.  We will keep you posted.


Call for Clean-up Volunteers and Tree Planters

We have 2 practical tasks happening in the next week or two. Details below, do let us know if you plan to attend the clean-up and contact the Ranger Service for the Tree Planting Event.

Sunday 21st February: 10am – 12.30pm.  Clean-up at Redbrae’s Weir.  According to patrol reports this area is suffering since the big thaw.  Depending on numbers there is also scope to get some of the trolleys out of the river at Warriston.  Meet at Redbraes Grove where there is a reasonable amount of parking.  For a map follow this link;


Wednesday 24th February - Tree Planting at Wester Coates - 10.30

Tree planting with The Countryside Rangers along a section of the Water of Leith Walkway near Bell's Mill.
Meet at the Wester Coates Avenue access to the Walkway, behind Donaldson's School. If you are lost, please phone Jessica Morgado on 077 853 73 927.
What time: The event will start at 10.30am and will finish at 3pm. You are welcome to join the team any time you want, for as long as you want. 
What to bring: A pair of wellies or sturdy footwear as it will be muddy. Dress for the outdoor. Bring your lunch pack and water with you. We will provide necessary tools and protective equipment you will require for the activity. We will even offer you a hot cuppa to keep you going!
Booking: If you intend to come along, please, e-mail or phone the Ranger Service on 0131 447 7145 so that they can prepare enough equipment for all to take part!


Under the Bridge edition 50!

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