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Our AGM was a fun night - would you like to see our 2017/18 Annual Report

Monday night saw our AGM and we had a fun and nostalgic evening as the presentation told of the history of the Trust since our launch on 21st November 1988. We also paid thanks to Ian Anderson who has chaired the Trust for a number of years and welcomed Pat Dawson as our new Chair. In the coming weeks I will be producing a blog and newsletter to commemorate this 30th Anniversary and releasing a special Anniversary Christmas Raffle, but in the meantime if you would like to see our 2017/18 Annual Report please CLICK ON ME and for a copy of our Account visit


Three busy days of outdoor learning along the Water of Leith

208 children and young people joined us Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday this week for very busy learning sessions along the river. On Monday Dean Park Primary 2's from Balerno enjoyed a very autumnal woodland adventure and a dozen young people with special needs from Options for Life explored the river as a medium for works of art. On Tuesday a P5 class from Victoria Primary explored their local patch of river near Bonnington and a crew of JASS hunters from St Marks Primary School had a great day building camp in the woods and helping to conserve the river. Finally on Wednesday the second class from Victoria Primary visited the river and we delivered 3 learning sessions at our Balgreen Community garden with 90 children from Balgreen Primary - phew, we are quite pleased it is half term next week ;-}


Frog and Toad discoveries while meadow clearing 

These amphibians were both discovered which hand cutting our riverside meadows by volunteers over the past few week. It is quite nice to find both and clearly shows how different they look - a toady being dry with lumpy skin and short ish legs (which she prefers to walk on) and a frog having wet looking smooth skin usually nicely coloured with longer legs which are good for hoping. Aren't they both beautiful 


'Survive' Half Term with our 'Rotten' Events

CHILDREN'S AUTUMN EVENTS  at the Visitor Centre
£5 per child & start at 2.00pm until 4.00pm. 
BOOKING ESSENTIAL  0131 455 7367 
Suitable for 4 to 12 year olds,  Accompanying adult free
Tuesday 16th October – ROTTEN 
 Delve into the decomposing world of fungus, compost & poo. A Rotten event which will leave you mucky!
Thursday 18th October – SURVIVE
 Build a shelter, forage for food and learn to create fire 




Meadow Cutting Task are underway - join us on Sunday

Thank you to our Volunteers and the Geocachers for making such a good start at Bells Mills Meadow last week and staff from Santec today at Bogs Mill meadow as part of thier ‘Stantec in the Community' week. There is more to do as we head back to Bells Mills for Sundays volunteer task 


Sunday 30th September 10.30am – 1pm Bells Mill Meadow Cutting
Meet at Wester Coates Gardens for the annual cut of Bells Mill to help keep our wildflower meadow in good heart.
As always let us know if you plan to come so Sandra can bring the right tools and tea!!