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

Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd September – 2.00pm both days
Foraging Weekend along the Water of Leith  Slateford to Colinton
These guided walks will be run by Frances Hillman from University of Edinburgh and will form part of her dissertation research into using foraging as a teaching tool for environmental education. Each session will end with tea and biscuits made from foraged foods and the group will  have a discussion about the topic. Meet at the Water of Leith Visitors Centre spaces are free but limited so BOOKING ESSENTIAL. 
Saturday 1st of September – 2.00pm – Foraging Urban Weeds. Learn about the ecology of edible weeds that grow in Edinburgh and how to use them
Sunday 2nd of September – 2.00pm – Foraging invasive species along the Water of Leith –.Learn about the ecology of invasive species that grow in Edinburgh and how to use them.


Sunday 9th September – 2.00pm - Historic Villages of the Water of Leith -  Belford and Dean aka the Water of Leith Village. A Guided Walk around the rivers milling heartland,  discover its hidden history and learn how it played its part in our city’s history £5 (members £2) BOOKING ESSENTIAL. Meet at 2.00pm at the entrance to Roseburn Cliff off Roseburn Terrace, Corstorphine Road (by the crossing and bus stop). 

Sunday 16th September – The Great Duck Race and Family Funday - 10 years since our first Duck Race join us for this amazing spectacle and sponor a duck for £2 to win some great prize. Fun starts at 2pm, races from 3pm.

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.

 In November we turn 30 !!  So watch out for some great Anniversary Events at the end of the year.