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Management Plan Consultation ends on friday

Just a quick reminder that the draft management plan consultation ends on Friday 18th June. To view the document please visit the Management page under 'The River' tab on our website, or call into the centre to take a look.


3 lone men arrive

3 of the 4 statues have arrived in the river. Thank you to Mick Garton, Elizabeth Scott and Yvonne Carruthers for these pictures



Gormley's go in

The Antony Gormley Statues are arriving on the banks of the river. Over the next 2 weeks you will see 4 figures appear in the river at Bells Mills, Stockbrige, St Marks Park and Bonnington. If you do spot them we would love to see photos.


Swan Watch

All togther now...aahhh!

Thank you to Derick Thompson for this adorable picture. Mum and babies are well and on the move, Thank you for all the comments and updates.


BIG Annual Clean-up of the river draws to a close - Thank you

Each year we give the river a thorough clean-up before the summer arrives and before the vegetation masks all the rubbish. 2010's effort has been a great success with 19 clean-ups taking place from Balerno to Bonnington, since the end of March, that is almost 2 a week along 12 miles of river.  Thank you to the following groups for all your help and of course to our volunteers who have been out three times since April. We estimate we have removed around 80 cubic meters of rubbish from the river, enough to fill a double decker bus!!. A selection of photos are also attached. Thank you also Action Earth for a small grant to help us with buying equipment for all these events

Slateford Clean-up with our Volunteers and Dreghorn Cadets

Princes Trust Volunteers from Wester Hailes

Tescos Bank

Leith Clean-up with our volunteers, local scouts and sustrans

Warriston Crescent Residents

Bells Mill Clean-up with our Volunteers and Edinburgh Sports Club

Coltbridge Residents

Roseburn Primary School

Dean Village Association

Merchiston Castle School

Colinton Amenity Association

Stockbridge Community Council Clean-up

Standard Life

Institute of Chartered Accountants Scotland

Edinburgh Junior Chamber of Commerce and IEMA

Firhill High School

SIAS Transport Planners

25th Morningside Cubs