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Fingles Meadow

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 …

Cafe Now Open
Visitor Centre

Cafe is now open daily and the yard has been given a makeover

We are delighted to finally be back open every day 10.00 to 4.00pm, sadly our exhibition space will have to remain …

Johnny - May Action 2021

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 …


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

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 …

Kids Events Summer 2021

Children’s Events for the summer – online bookings now being taken

Our events are back – tickets available via Eventbrite.


April volunteering in the sun – clean-ups, surveys and railings!!

The spring clean up has been moving at a fair pace up and down the river and with water levels low we’ve been able to get out a lot of waste that hadn’t been accessible before on the river bed and banks.

Rob Hainsworth - Stockbridge Gormley

More wonderful illustrations by volunteer Rob showing the life of the river and the Gormleys

Word from the artisit – Rob Hainsworth…

Visitor Centre

Come inside – we are open!!!

As of Wednesday 28th April we are delighted to welcome visitors back inside to see our newly refurbished cafe area.


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

The Water of Leith Fleet!

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


New Fishing Season starts 1st April and permits are now online

The fishing season begins on the 1 April to 30 September and permits can now be downloaded from Edinburgh Council.

Visitor Centre

The new look for our Visitor Centre cafe is taking shape

We hope to welcome you all back inside and to see our new cafe area complete with brand new serving desk, coffee machine, fridge, washing basin, and hopefully news chairs and tables.

New Cargo Bike

Random Acts of Kindness help to keep up going

This year we have also been blown away by the amount of donations and fundraising support we have received from the public.


Combined Sewar Overflow (CSO) works update from Scottish Water

Work on Scottish Water’s investment to improve the environment around the Water of Leith has been progressing despite the ongoing …

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