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Fundraising

Funding Boost thanks to Baillie Gifford and Awards for All

We’re delighted to receive news that @BaillieGifford has agreed to provide three years’ support to help cover some salary costs …

Visitor Centre

Visitor Centre records high sales as the sun shines

We have been so delighted with the support we have had from our regular cafe visitors and those seeking to …

Blog

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
Blog

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
Blog

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 …

Blog

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
Blog

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
Events

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

Our events are back – tickets available via Eventbrite.

Volunteers

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
Art

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.

Blog

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
Blog

The Water of Leith Fleet!

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

News

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.

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