Post Category: Blog

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Willow Spiling – A Traditional, Natural Solution to riverbank Erosion in the heart of Edinburgh

Read how we worked to develop a project at Roseburn to create a ‘nature based solution’ to erosion

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Volunteers get to know their Bryophytes !

While wading in the river the conservation team often notice masses of different mosses and liverworts that are blanketing the riverbank in layers. Species changing with the river levels, light, temperature, geology, and habitat. Winter is a great time to work on your Bryophytes Identification as other plants are still dormant allowing one to get a closer look at this wonderful micro world.

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Eels can climb! So we make ropes to help them scale the rivers barriers

Volunteers Make Eel Ropes with Jack Wooton from Forth Rivers Trust

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Coalie Park Plan is ready to view

Check out the latest improvement plan for Coalie Park in Leith

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Mapping Mills

Here at the Trust we love maps and we recently came across this wonderful website featuring all the mill sites …

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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 …

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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!!

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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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