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Meadow Survey

Back to School-New Biology Field Study Programme

Autumn term is always busy with high schools trying to fit in senior stage field study programmes at the Centre. …


Autumn Guided Walks

Fancy a Donder around the Dean or a Saunter around Slateford – then one of our Autumn guided walks could …


The way you get this blog will be changing and we will be launching a shiny new website soon

On the 10th of August, we will be launching an all-new website with beautiful images, up-to-date information, online booking for …


66 volunteer tasks and 62 river patrols make for a busy spring for volunteers

Work on the river has really ramped up again since the easing in April – in total volunteers and staff …


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 …


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

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…

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