Author Archives: Jane McLaren

Swan Ringing

The names of the cygnets (with identification rings) are Thunder (THX), Florence (THY), Zachie (THZ), Ollie (TIA), Monty (TIB), Wilfred (TIC), Electric (TID) and Lightning (TIF). Thanks to all those who came along and named a cygnet and can now spot ‘their’ cygnet on the pond.

Canal Walk SATURDAY 2NDJUNE AT 10.00am.

CANAL WALK SATURDAY 2NDJUNE AT 10.00am. Join Colin Chess, renowned local historian, for a guided walk along the Union Canal. We are ringing the changes from Colin’s popular history walks around the Craiglockhart Hills. Colin is a fount of local knowledge and this walk will be equally fascinating. Learn about the history of the canal […]

Community Plan 2018-2021

Please take the time to read our new Community Plan which includes many of the items raised at the recent AGM. You can access this by clicking on the appropriate box on the front page.

Geology Walk – 8th May 2018

Last year, more than 60 folk turned out for a fascinating Geology Walk led by Angus Miller of Geowalks. The walk will be repeated this year starting at the stone steps on Lockharton Crescent and climbing to the top of Wester Craiglockhart Hill. You will pass by outcrops of our distinctive Craiglockhart basalt. You will […]

AGM 2018 and a new name

60 or so loyal members came to our 20th AGM at Meggetland Sports Complex on March 22nd. We promised champagne and caviare next year when we come of age! We split into small focus groups to look at four different sections of our draft Community Plan. There was spirited discussion in the groups and lots […]

2018 AGM details – please come along

Our AGM will be held on Thursday 22nd March at Meggetland Sports Centre from 7.00PM to 9.00PM. The 20th AGM of the Friends Group will be held at Meggetland Sports Centre on Thursday 22nd March. As usual, there will be refreshments and home baking from 7.00pm onwards and the opportunity to chat with friends, neighbours […]

REMEMBRANCE WALK SATURDAY 28th OCTOBER 10.00am to 11.30am

Join Catherine Walker, Curator of the War Poets Collection at Edinburgh Napier University, for our last walk of the year – a relaxed stroll up and around Wester Craiglockhart Hill. Hear about Craiglockhart Hospital, about the war experiences of the shell shocked patients and about the pioneering psychiatric treatments of the doctors. There will be […]

Craighouse Update

Many of you will not have failed to notice that a broad swathe of land to the north of the top of Easter Craiglockhart Hill has been cleared of gorse and brambles. Craighouse Limited, working together with Scottish Water, have cleared this land in preparation for the installation of a new mains water supply. The […]