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Meadow cutting has started in earnest - make green hay while the sun shines!

The wildflower meadows at Bells Mills and Bog Mill are getting their annual cut, rake and in some cases a bit of reseeding. Thank you to the following groups for your efforts so far; The Geocachers, corporate volunteers from Baillie Gifford and Co and MWH Global, and of course our Hit Squad and conservation Volunteers. 



2016/17 Annual Report is ready to view and our AGM is on 23rd October

CLICK ON ME to view our 2016/17 Annual Report.  Overall in 2016/17 we delivered 397 volunteer tasks, learning days and events attended by 6655 people – more than one every day!! Here for the community 7 days a week, we also welcomed over 17,000 people to our Visitor Centre and volunteers gave 9454 hours of service to keep the Water of Leith ‘Clean, Green and Beautiful’. We all own a huge thank you to the staff, volunteers and members who help to maintain our wee river


AGM and Members Evening is on Monday 23rd OCTOBER - 7.30pm
at the Water of Leith Visitor Centre, 24 Lanark Road, Edinburgh, EH14 1TQ.
By special invitation we will be showing the BAFTA award winning film – Dipper from the Water of Leith. With the films maker Krzysztof Kubik introducing the work and discussing the trials and tribulations of filming by our river for many month The film tells the story of white-throated dipper, whose survival is written to the ever-changing seasons. We need to know if you are planning to attend as this is largely intended to be a members only event but visitors and guest are welcome.



Sundays Myths and Legends #HHA2017 Event was epic check out the photos and video

Volunteers, Staff and Visitors had a real treat on Sunday at our fully booked Myths and Legends Event - over all 120 people in 36 family groups attended and were treated to encounters with The River Goddess, Tom the Farmer and the REAL Kelpies, The Ghillie Dhu, Burke and Hare, The Wulver and her mammal spirits, The boy who can talk to fairies and Guragach, the brownie and her pixie helpers Fern and Holly. CLICK ON ME for the link to the video if it does not show below. Thank you to all involved, Bryce for this video and to Heritage Lottery Fund for supporting the event with funding.

The River Goddess and the Farmer

Chuckles and Star the Kelpies

 The Ghillie Dhu helps his guest make wands

The Wulver and the Woodland Creatures 

Fairy Burgh with the Pixie Fern and Pixie Holly


Bookings now open for Our Herbal Heritage Autumn Walk with @AnnaFloramedica

Sunday 8th October


Following on from her popular spring walk, Anna Canning of Floramedica will take us on an autumn forage into the Dells to explore the wealth of edible and medicinal plants to  be found on our doorstep. We will delve into their history, lore and use, both past  and present.

Meet at 2pm at the Water of Leith Visitor Centre.

2pm - 4pm,  £5 (£2 for members) Booking essential 0131 455 7367


Meadow Cutting Season is upon us and the first task is Thursday meeting at the Centre

Our volunteer jobs role with the seasons and this week we have started cutting the meadows. The next Volunteer task is Thursday meeting the the Centre at 10.30am and we will pop up to Bog Mill meadow to get started.