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News

Its time to slow the flow!

As the Water of Leith experiences another flood event – is it time to look at green infrastructure solutions to ‘slow the flow’ throughout the catchment

News

Another busy year of action on the river and at the Centre

Our news feed is often full of photos of volunteers on tasks or young people out learning on the river …

Wildlife

BioBlitz at Coalie finds 264 species!!

BioBlitzers ready to survey at Coalie Park

News

Coalie Park Phase 1 is complete – we had a wee re-opening ceremony to celebrate

On 22nd May we took some time to celebrate all that has been achieved so far at Coalie Park with …

Volunteers

Seasonal Update from Ranger Johnny

January to April was known years ago as our quieter time, when we had a chance to reflect on the …

News

What a load of rubbish!

Why are you rummaging around in the bins? We complete a waste audit at the Visitor Centre and the results are interesting – lots of room for improvements as we move toward trying to be zero waste.

News

Mission Giant Hogweed begins

This week staff began our chemical spraying of Giant Hogweed along the banks of the river to prevent the spread …

News

Coalie Park latest – Phase 1 new surfaces go down, Phase 2 gets planning permission

Exciting times at the Leith end of the Walkway

Blog

Michael’s year as our Trainee Ranger

Michael joined us back in April 2023 as a Trainee Ranger on the New to Nature scheme – and he has really thrived. We are delighted to say that he will be staying on with us for another 6 months, to help across our work.

Blog

An Ecological Summer is planned with our new Conservation Officer, Steven

Steven reflects on this first month or two in post and talks about ecological work we have planned for the coming months

News

Coalie Park Phase 1 on the home straight and Phase 2 with Planning

Latest Update from this transformative project

News

ZERO IMPACT—We’re Not Just Talking Trash

Some people say we talk a lot of trash and they’re right; we do!  Our social media, blog posts and …

Learning

Wild about Birthdays!

Gillian talks about one of her favourite parts of her job -leading eco-birthday parties in the woods

News

2023/4 – A busy year so far!

Read on if you want to learn about all areas of our work on the river and at the Centre since April last year

Volunteers

Riverfly Surveys – the results for 2023

The Water of Leith Conservation Trust began Riverfly sampling in May 2023. After some provisional monitoring and sampling at various …

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