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Wildlife

Spongilla lacustris – SPONGES

Not quite enough to wash with but this amazing ‘animal’ was spotted by botanically minded volunteer Kate while wading for …

Coalie illustration
Events

Coalie Park Improvement Project gathers pace

With some seed funding from the National Lottery and the formation of the ‘Coalie Collective’, plans to improve this rather …

meadow
Volunteers

Marvelous Meadows

Our marvelous Meadows along the Water of Leith are full of life. This week volunteers removed invasive Himalayan Balsam & …

Visitor Centre

Interactive Exhibition is back open

The Visitor Centre is finally back to full strength as we re-open our interactive exhibition space. The very popular water …

Blog

Scottish Water investigations at Belford

Scottish Water are investigating a potential issue with part of their pipe infrastructure in the Water of Leith, adjacent to …

News

Forth Ports plans for Victoria Bridge

Forth Ports has today (6 September) announced plans to fully repair the Category A Listed Victoria Swing Bridge located at …

Visitor Centre

Volunteering at the Visitor Centre

We are looking to recruit some new volunteers to take on regular or ad hoc volunteer shifts …is this you?

Chainsaw
Learning

Chainsaw skills

“A jack of all trades is a master of none, but oftentimes better than a master of one” As a …

Meadow Survey
Learning

Back to School-New Biology Field Study Programme

Autumn term is always busy with high schools trying to fit in senior stage field study programmes at the Centre. …

Events

Autumn Guided Walks

Fancy a Donder around the Dean or a Saunter around Slateford – then one of our Autumn guided walks could …

News

The way you get this blog will be changing and we will be launching a shiny new website soon

On the 10th of August, we will be launching an all-new website with beautiful images, up-to-date information, online booking for …

Volunteers

66 volunteer tasks and 62 river patrols make for a busy spring for volunteers

Work on the river has really ramped up again since the easing in April – in total volunteers and staff …

Fundraising

Funding Boost thanks to Baillie Gifford and Awards for All

We’re delighted to receive news that @BaillieGifford has agreed to provide three years’ support to help cover some salary costs …

Visitor Centre

Visitor Centre records high sales as the sun shines

We have been so delighted with the support we have had from our regular cafe visitors and those seeking to …

Blog

Busy and productive days for the Trust as May and June feel more normal

For anyone keeping count that’s 53 volunteers out today contributing 110 hours of effort in one day!! So with the Centre back open daily and now school groups have returned for the remainder of the term for outside only learning programmes, everyone is back and working at full tilt. It feels so good!!

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