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Wildlife

Winter Wildlife Spotting

While it might be a bit chilly to be hanging around watching for wildlife at this time of year, its …

Visitor Centre

Visitor Centre closes for Christmas to give our wonderful volunteers and staff a break

Visitor Centre closes on 23rd Dec to reopen on 4th Jan

Volunteers

Charlotte looks back at 2021 with gratitude

When I think back on a year of conservation along the Water of Leith river, none of this would be possible without our wonderful award-winning volunteer team.

Volunteers

Working in a Walkway Wonderland

The Water of Leith Walkway which runs from Balerno to Leith is an interesting beast to say the least, the …

Volunteers

Who are the Community Path Group of the Year – we are!

Our Volunteers work has been recognised by a Paths for All Award – and we have £250 to spend on new gloves, brooms and rakes

Volunteers

It Is All About the Journey! Wading the river on the hunt for Litter and INNS

Olympic level wading from our volunteer team on the hunt for Knotweed, Balsam and Litter!

Blog

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 …

Planting
Blog

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 …

News

Leith Boat Clean-up delivers litter, tennis balls and real ale!

Our volunteers have been cleaning up the river from source to mouth for over 30 years. Still a monthly clean …

Learning

Talking to Primary School Children about Climate Change

It’s COP 26 and everyone’s talking climate change. Even the Primary Fives. Last week, I was with a class taking …

News

Autumn Otter Image

This wonderful image of the otter from Tom Kelly @gowildedinburgh please do share your encounters with us

Blog

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?

Events

The Eel – A Forgotten Fish – Members Evening and Talk

Join us at the centre for this talk on 22nd November 7.30pm – tickets are limited and covid distancing will be in place, please wear a mask

Learning Fire-lighting
Learning

Kingfisher Club starts on 5th Nov – spaces available

Our Kingfisher Nature Club is back! This five-week drop off Friday afternoon club for 7-11 year olds is running from …

Learning

Water of Leith YouTubers!

We have been popping up content on youtube for a while now, recent uploads are helping to spread the word about what we do to manage the river and help students prepare for river study sessions

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