Events -To book your space please call 0131 455 7367 or email

Sunday 7th October – 2.00pm Bridges of the Water of Leith from Gorgie to Roseburn  To celebrate 200 years of the Institution of Civil Engineering (ICE) we will be joined by local expert Sandra Purves to look at the history of some of the river’s important crossings and discover the rivers newest bridge built as part of the Murrayfield flood defence works. Meet at the corner of Gorgie Road and Balgreen road at the bridge entrance to Saugthon Park £5 (members £2) BOOKING ESSENTIAL.

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.


All talks take place at the Water of Leith Visitor Centre, 24 Lanark Road, Edinburgh - Free for Members, Guest £2. 

AGM and Members’ Evening Monday 29th OCTOBER - 7.30pm

at the Water of Leith Visitor Centre, 24 Lanark Road, Edinburgh, EH14 1TQ.

To set in motion the 30th Anniversary Celebrations of the Trust – Staff and Trustees will be taking a look back at what we have achieved over the past 30 years. Be prepared for some happy memories and cries of don’t we look young!!   The AGM and presentation will be followed by a drinks reception and a chance to get to know our trustees and other members. Please RSVP by 20th October; 0131 455 7367 Registered Charity Number SC000015  The Annual Report, Examined Accounts, Agenda and Minutes will be available on the night should you like a copy in advance please email / call.

Monday 26th November – 7.30pm

The War Poets Collection at Craiglockhart Campus – Illustrated Talk

This November sees the 100th anniversary of the end of WW1 and we will be joined by Catherine Walker, Curator of the War Poets Collection at Edinburgh Napier University's Craiglockhart Campus. Her presentation will include: the history of the campus as a hydropathic military hospital and convent. She will talk about the Collection itself and of some of the interesting characters associated with the campus.

Monday 28th January -  7.30pm

Bat Night at the Water of Leith

We will be joined by Natalie Todman from Lothian Bat Group to take a closer look at Bats, their fascinating lives and the work done locally to protect them.

Monday 25th February – 7.30pm

A Life On the Rocks

This illustrated talk by Rab Anderson, one of Scotland’s prominent mountaineers, explores a lifetime of adventure spent on the rocks and in the hills. Author of a popular walking guide to The Pentland Hills, Rab is also author of a number of Scottish Mountaineering Club  Climbers’ Guides, as well as being editor of their Hillwalkers’ Guides, which include the highly successful guide to The Munros.