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Sadly another footbridge across the river is deemed unsafe – at Damside and Hawthornbank Lane

From CEC Natural Heritage Team – The footbridge in the Dean Village at Damside and Hawthornbank Lane has been closed …


An “Undescribed” fungus found growing on a moss in the Dells

We are exceedingly lucky to have unknown species, yet to be named, thriving in a city’s wild space.

Slatefore Bridge by Rob Hainsworth

Wonderful Poem by our volunteer Ian who is clearly missing us – we miss all our volunteers too

I am the river  (in isolation) The dipper’s such a cheery chapDiving in and outIt never fails to make me …


The Walkway is a busy place – please respect social distancing

The council has issued clear advice on exercising in our parks and greenspaces. CLICK ON ME to see This can …


To confirm Angling is not permitted on the river at the moment due to Covid 19 lockdown measures

The Water of Leith Fishery is closed due to Covid-19.  At present people are only allowed out of their house …


Scottish Water CSO improvement project works on the Water of Leith stop until further notice – statement from SW below

Statement from Scottish Water We would like to update you on our response to the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. Scottish Water’s …


We had a busy few weeks before the shutdown with path work, a Leith clean-up and planting work all carried out by volunteers

From the 8th March to the 16th we managed to squeeze in 7 volunteer tasks almost one everyday!! Here are …


Trust suspends all operation to help reduced the spread of the corona virus – Stay In Stay Safe

On the 16th March we closed our Visitor Centre and in light of the latest Government advice, the Trust has …


There will be a new Management Plan for the river available soon, consultation closes 26th March

The Water of Leith Management Plan has been designed to last for 10 years from 2020 to 2030 and covers all the major uses and issues related to the river.


Learn about Butterflies with Anthony – wonderful video to watch and id sheets to download

Created by friend of the Trust, Anthony McCluskey, from the Butterfly Conservation Trust, see above a fantastic video and below a …


Look who is running the London Marathon on our behalf!!! Its Charlotte

Charlotte Runs the London Marathon We have been lucky enough to win a place for Charlotte Neary, our Community and …

Leaping Otter by Richard Wells

Leaping Otters!! Sightings and stunning photos of our otters continue to pour in on twitter and email

Thank you to Richard Wells for this stunner taken around Saughton Park

Visitor Centre

Logos and signs abound with a WOLCT Cargo Bike, Walkway Water Bottles, and the Trusts old Centre sign all featuring

Look what we have borrowed from SUSTRANS – an electric cargo bike. To alleviate the pressure on the van and …


Puddle Problems along the Walkway

Volunteers have been out in force this last 3 weeks clearing puddles and drainage issues – the wettest February on …


We take a central role in a new partnership agreement to tackle litter accumulations in Leith

An official agreement on the day-to-day management of the Water of Leith basins has been approved by key partners. The …

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