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Kingfisher Club is launched and Birthday Parties are BACK!!

Working outdoors with young people is at the heart of our work and we have been working hard to create Covid secure activities to enable children to enjoy the river.

Visitor Centre

Wild about Masks – well sick of picking up discarded disposables and seeking sewers to make reusable masks to sell at the Centre

We have all seen discarded PPE in the streets, parks and greenspaces and our volunteers are sick of picking up this potentially hazardous litter. Masks and gloves also pose a risk to wildlife.

Charlotte Fundraising Run

Charlotte RAN the river – and raised around £6K thank you to all who supported her and us

Heres is Charlottes Run Report following her Source to Sea fundraising Challenge running 28 miles dressed as an Otter!!


The Hit Squad volunteer team are awesome – here is the lasted from Project Officer Johnny

We love that our volunteers keep on coming out some weekly, others monthly and some yearly, together we’ll keep the river and walkway being epic.


Latest from Scottish Water on the CSO upgrading works at Juniper Green and Colinton

Latest from Scottish Water – We have set up the compound at the site at Juniper Green and have completed …


AGM goes online and our Annual Report and Accounts are ready to view

These unprecedented times means many of our usual activities for the year have had to be cancelled however we cannot …

Slateford Torc

Photos of the beautiful Bronze aged Slateford Torc are shared with the Trust

The Slateford Torc. These are photographs of the replica Slateford Torc, which was found when the foundations for the railway …


INNS work continues with our autumn Japanese Knotweed treatment

Readers will be well aware of our work to control Giant Hogweed and Himalayan Balsam along the river, at this …


Sewage in the River is discussed at CEC Council meeting

Historically the Water of Leith was Edinburgh’s sewage disposal route and as a consequence the cities main sewer still runs alongside …


One man went to mow, went to mow a meadow… well a couple of men and some women and it is 8 meadows

As the leaves begin to change colour and the last of the blackberries are being foraged from the walkway you …


Charlotte cannot run the London Marathon so she has taken on another challenge

On the 4th Charlotte will run from Source to Sea as the London Marathon is cancelled.  We were lucky enough …


Our Outdoor Learning work resumes as the Schools return in Edinburgh

We are happy to report that we are open and taking bookings for school visits. Our programmes have been modified …


Is your local stretch of river a Giant Hogweed Hotspot? Check out our Heat Map

Every cloud has a silver lining and lockdown has helped us get a better overview of the distribution of Giant Hogweed plants on the Water of Leith.


Wildflower Meadows Survey reveals increase in plant species in both Bells and Bogs Mill Meadow

Cracking the Secret Code! The Trust has created many wildflower meadow areas along the WOL with the aim of increasing plant biodiversity …


Small Socially Distanced Volunteering Tasks are making a HUGE difference to the river and walkway

Just last week 36 people managed to clock up 90 hours on a variety of tasks including Balsam pulling, Willow …

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