Post Category: Volunteers

Volunteers March 2021

The Water of Leith Fleet!

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


It’s been a RUBBISH winter in more ways than one

The increased use of the walkway and Edinburgh’s greenspaces and the absence of our volunteer teams has been sorely felt …


Riding solo

Johnny tackles puddles, snow and litter keeping on top of essential walkway work.


Outdoor Learning Officer Ruth shares the joys and challenges of bringing Outdoor Learning to Braidburn Special School

A focus on sensory learning with multiple approaches to suit the range of learning styles


Volunteering Tasks in 2020 were different but just look at the hours clocked up

2020/21 was a very different year for our volunteer team. From May our work to maintain the walkway and control …

Patrols 2020

Patrol volunteer Juliet shares her experiences on returning to volunteering

“Lockdown was the first time (apart from for holidays and illness) that I wasn’t able to patrol the Dells since …

Brian Henderson

Sad news as Brian Henderson former Trustee and Scotland Rugby Cap passes away

Every organisation need there own ‘action man or woman’ and for nearly two decades Brian Henderson was ours. Trustee David …


8 months on – what have we been up to?

On 17th March we closed the doors of the centre and paused all operations due to the rise of a …

Visitor Centre

Wild about Masks – well sick of picking up discarded disposables and seeking sewers to make reusable masks to sell at the Centre

We have all seen discarded PPE in the streets, parks and greenspaces and our volunteers are sick of picking up this potentially hazardous litter. Masks and gloves also pose a risk to wildlife.

Charlotte Fundraising Run

Charlotte RAN the river – and raised around £6K thank you to all who supported her and us

Heres is Charlottes Run Report following her Source to Sea fundraising Challenge running 28 miles dressed as an Otter!!


The Hit Squad volunteer team are awesome – here is the lasted from Project Officer Johnny

We love that our volunteers keep on coming out some weekly, others monthly and some yearly, together we’ll keep the river and walkway being epic.


INNS work continues with our autumn Japanese Knotweed treatment

Readers will be well aware of our work to control Giant Hogweed and Himalayan Balsam along the river, at this …