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Thank you to the 30 people who risked life and limb jumping off Ocean Terminal in aid of the Water of Leith Conservation Trust. A sunny Saturday in Leith meant it was all systems go for the fundraising event. Many of the participants really got into the spirit by dressing up as Spider man and Wonder Woman. Thank you to all who took part, in particular Kelly from Fat Face for her organisation skills, Ocean Terminal for arranging the event and for Caledonian Adventures for keeping everyone safe.



Are you up for a challenge? Then clothing retailer FAT FACE has one for you. They have organised a charity abseil off Ocean Terminal in Leith this Saturday 11th April, all in aid of the Water of Leith Conservation Trust. Staff from their shops, our volunteers and members of the public are all invited to take part.


The event has been organise as part of the 2009 Big Boys Toys Easter event, Ocean Terminal and Fat Face are raising money for The Water of Leith Conservation Trust. There’s no minimum sponsorship requirement, but spaces are limited and you must be 18 years old or more. If you’re interested, just pop along to the Fat Face shop on the first floor of Ocean Terminal or call the shop on 0131 553 8963 to book a time for your abseil.



Fantasic Clean-up effort by 56 volunteers

The first clean-up of the season was a great success with 56 people attending the morning on the 5th April. Stalwart volunteers were joined by some new faces and tackled the rubbish from the Visitor Centre to Gorgie Road. A huge amount of litter and debris was collected, over 70 bin bags were filled, we found 5 cones, 3 bikes, a number of road signs, alarmingly 9 car batteries, a flat screen TV, and a turtle!!. Thank you to all who helped out.

There are community clean-ups happening along the river all this month, so look out for details along the walkway or contact us if you would like to lend a hand.



April Antics on the River

The Water of Leith is a very busy place in the spring. Hundreds of wildflowers begin to bloom, birds are seeking partners and suitable nesting sites and the Visitor Centre springs into life with a series of events to suit everyone.


Why not lend a hand helping to clean-up the river this spring? On Sunday 5th April we will be running a River Clean Up from the Centre downstream to Gorgie Road. Join with our volunteer team and wear old clothes. Meet at 10.00am at the Water of Leith Visitor Centre, 24 Lanark Road.


For the wee ones our Tuesday afternoon activities should suit;

· Tuesday 7th April – A Hunting we will Go!. Track, seek and scavenge through the dell. £3.50 per child (Accompanying adult free) 2.00pm until 3.30pm. BOOKING ESSENTIAL 0131 455 7367

· 14th April – The Eggcellent Easter Event. Not had enough eggy fun then join in our post Easter event. £3.50 per child (Accompanying adult free) 2.00pm until 3.30pm. BOOKING ESSENTIAL 0131 455 7367


A Pre Spring Clean Clean

The Big Annual Spring Clean-up of the Water of Leith is due to start on Sunday 5th April, at a special clean-up event at the Visitor Centre meeting at 10.00am, however vandalism at the Kinleith Industrial Estate site is Currie has caused loads of polystyrene, debris and parts of port-a-cabins to be scattered in the river. Before this spread to all 10 miles of river downstream we have decided to act and have planned a clean-up for Monday afternoon meeting on the Bridge on Blinkbonny Road, just off Lanark Road as you enter Currie. 1.30 pm to 4.00pm. We are looking for volunteers to help with this tricky job. Can you help? If so call Nickol on 0131 455 7467 or email