Events

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Visitor Centre Talk  Monday 24TH November – 7.30pm

The Past, Present & Future of Saughton Park

We will be joined by Peter McDougal - Project Development Officer for the Saughton Park Heritage Lottery Fund Project, to take a fascinating look at the past of this gem along the river and the ambitious plans for its future.

Visitor Centre Talk   Monday 26th January – 7.30pm

Mosses & Liverworts of the Water of Leith

We will be joined by renowned expert Dr Chamberlain, Research Associate, Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh to discover the fascinating world of these often overlooked plants. Recently surveyed along the river as part of the Urban Flora Project

Visitor Centre Talk Monday 23rd February - 7.30pm

Tibet – The Abode of the God Kings  with Fred and Rita

The adventurous couple will take us through a spiritual and cultural journey of life in Tibet. Against the back drop of the Tibetan plateau and grand Himalayas we journey on high passes, crossing the Brahmaputra river to see amazing monasteries. We visit inside the Dalai Lamas former palace the Potala in Lasa and we will cross the Tsuo La and the Jia Tuso La at 5220 feet to catch sight of Mount Everest ,Cho Oyu and Shijapangma, then dropping down the Friendship Highway through a series of steep switchbacks to the sub tropical landscapes of the Nepali border.

£4 for members (£5 non-members).  Due to demand we will be selling tickets for this special fundraising evening. Please call the centre or send us a cheque for £4/£5 and

we will send you your ticket.

Fri 20th March to Sun 22nd   March

Balerno Branch Railway Weekend 

The Trust has teamed up with Colinton Local History Society to bring a unique event to the Centre. We will be hosting a model railway exhibition of Colinton Station and the surrounding area created by enthusiast Alistair Dickson along with other displays on the Balerno Branch line. We will also be having a special evening event and talk and guided walk along the route. Details will be published nearer the time.

CLICK ON ME TO download the 2014 events leaflet, this will give you an idea of the kinds of fun events we run all year round or see listing below -

 CHILDREN'S EVENTS 2014 at the WATER OF LEITH VISITOR CENTRE

All events cost £3.50 per child (Accompanying adult free)

& start at 2.00pm until 3.30pm.

BOOKING ESSENTIAL  0131 455 7367 admin@waterofleith.org.uk

Thursday 3rd July – River Dipping   Join us IN the river for this favourite activity.

Tuesday 8th July – Minibeast Magic   Be magnified by the micro world of bugs

Thursday 10th July - River Dipping   Join us IN the river for this favourite activity.

Tuesday 15th July - Wild at Art    Join us as we get creative with nature, inspired by Andy Goldsworthy

Thursday 17th July - River Dipping    Join us IN the river for this favourite activity.

Tuesday 22nd July – River Dipping   Join us IN the river for this favourite activity

Thursday 24th July -  Summer Wilderness Survival Skills  Hone those survival skills along the Water of Leith

Tuesday 29th July – River Dipping  Join us IN the river for this favourite activity

Thursday 31st July - Scrapheap Art   Join us as we get creative with rubbish, including our famous scrapheap boat race

Tuesday 5th August - Summer Wilderness Survival Skills  Hone those survival skills along the Water of Leith

Thursday 7th August – River Dipping   Join us IN the river for this favourite activity