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Address: Water of Leith Visitor Centre, 24 Lanark Road Edinburgh EH14 1TQ

Telephone: 0131 455 7367

Fax: 0131 443 1682


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The visitors centre is open every day from 10.00am to 4.00pm.

Except Christmas and New Year - Closed from 24th Dec to 3rd January.

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

Sunday 15th Sept – The Famous Five Return to the Water of Leith Start times from 1pm - Adventure

Join grown up Julian, Dick, Anne and Georgina – and their dog Timmy on a treasure hunt of activities along the Water of Leith as we have vintage fun 1940’s style. Yes we will make camps and guddle in the river – there may even be lashings of ginger beer. Adventurous family event suitable for all. £5 per participant or £15 per family group (up to 4 people) children 2 and under Free - Booking Essential – call / email and you will be allocated a start time to suit. – 1.00, 1.30, 2.00, 2.30 or 3.00pm

Sunday 22nd September  – 2.00pm  Historical Heartlands of the River -  Dean Valley  - Guided Walk. The industrial heart of the river dates back to 11C, join us for a trip back in time along the Dean Valley from Roseburn to Stockbridge. Meeting on the old Coltbridge off Corstorphine Road   £5 (members £2) BOOKING ESSENTIAL

CHILDREN'S 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 15th October – Survival Skills


Thursday 17th October – Summer Ends


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

The Water of Leith Conservation Trust invites you to our AGM and Members Evening

Monday 28th OCTOBER - 7.30pm at the Water of Leith Visitor Centre, 24 Lanark Road, Edinburgh, EH14 1TQ.

Pete McDougall from the Saughton Park Project has been invited to join us and speak of the trials and tribulations of the spectacular renovation of the Park over the past 6 years. He will also update us on the progress of the installation of a new micro hydro in the river at Gorgie Weir which will help to power the park. The AGM and presentation will be followed by a drinks reception and a chance to get to know our trustees and other members. 

Registered Charity Number SC000015  The Annual Report and Accounts will be available on the night should you like a copy in advance please email / call

Monday 18th November – 7.30pm

Past Lives of Leith 

Talk by John Lawson City of Edinburgh Councils Archaeologist

John will join us to reveal the fascinating results from the archaeological excavations undertaken by CEC and Headland Archaeology in 2009, in advance of the Edinburgh Tram in Constitution Street Leith.  The project unearthed an unknown section of the graveyard associated with South Leith Parish Church. He will explore the results of the detailed forensic analysis undertaken of the nearly 400 burials uncovered, which have shed new details on the life and death of the ordinary inhabitants of Leith. The work also showcases forensic art reconstructions of some of the bodies. It will be a fascinating evening. Books will be available to purchase

Monday 16th December – 7.30pm


Catherine Gemmell Scotland Conservation Officer for the Marine Conservation Society

Catherine will take us on a whistle stop tour of her journey to help Scotland #STOPThePlasticTide. From citizen science with amazing volunteers to personal plastic free journeys to campaigning for change at government level there have been some fantastic success stories over the last few years. Catherine will bring some Ocean Optimism to the conversation about what we can all do to help #STOPThePlasticTide for good.