Post Category: Blog

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How will Climate Change affect the Water of Leith?

As #COP26 draws to close we are thinking of how climate change will affect the Water of Leith in the …

Planting
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Native wildflower planting along the river boosts biodiversity and supports pollinators

For the last 15 years we have been creating ‘biodiversity boost’ sites along the river. These are sites which were …

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A river under pressure

With the COP26 conference is about to get underway we have been thinking about the work our river does for the city and its residents. However this summer the Water of Leith has been under great pressure and its beginning to show – could this be a consequence of climate change?

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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 …

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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!!

Fingles Meadow
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The Fingal Meadow is buzzing with life

Fingal Meadow looked stunning this week when volunteers went to survey it. Last year the space was seeded with a …

Johnny - May Action 2021
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Update from the Conservation Team

May Action After many many months of working with just Water of Leith volunteers, with the lifting of restrictions we’ve …

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Bridges in the Dells – Council commit to funding repairs and replacements

Thanks to pressure from Community Councils, local Councillor Gavin Corbett and ourselves, it looks like a plan will be cooked …

Otter, Saughton Park, by Charles Everitt
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Walking the river you ‘otter’ watch out

This stunning picture of the otter was taken by Charles Everitt (winner of Scottish Wildlife Photo of the Year). What …

Rob Hainsworth - Stockbridge Gormley
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More wonderful illustrations by volunteer Rob showing the life of the river and the Gormleys

Word from the artisit – Rob Hainsworth…

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Spring time bring out the fluff – gorgeous images from our friends on Twitter

This ‘too cute’ image of a duckling was taken by Tom Kelly @gowildedinburgh  And these fluffies definitely show why bees …

Volunteers March 2021
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The Water of Leith Fleet!

In march, we expanded our fleet to include two inflatable kayaks, a canoe and a volunteer made coracle.

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