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Play Trail

Play Trail

Our play trail is taking shape. During the week, the various play sites are well used by our regular groups from Craiglockhart Primary, Corner House Nursery and Little Monkeys Nursery. In the school holidays, they are joined by groups of children from the holiday play schemes at George Watsons School and Craiglockhart Leisure Centre. More […]

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2016 AGM

Nearly 70 of our members turned out for our AGM at Meggetland Sports Centre on March 3rd. The first task of the evening was to vote for names for our swans and for the living willow pirate ship. ‘Champions’ from the audience presented the shortlisted names and the winners were ‘Siegfried‘ for the male swan, […]

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Pétanque

Strange sounds were heard last week in Craiglockhart Woods. The click of metal on metal. Excited cries and frustrated curses. Pétanque is gaining in popularity! More than 30 novice players gathered in the curling rink area at the Craiglockhart Terrace entrance for a practice session. Quite a few spectators and several dogs watched with interest. […]

The angry swan

Swan Song (or RIP George)

George – our male swan – met a sad end during the night of the 17th June. He was killed defending the nest and the three remaining eggs were taken. The most likely predator would have been a fox though it would have been unusual for a fox to cross the fairly deep water around […]

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Little Grebes on Graiglockhart Pond

Little Grebes or Dabchicks have been spotted during March on Craiglockhart Pond. They are, as the name suggests, the smallest members of the grebe family and are widely distributed across Europe, Africa and Asia. About the size of a moorhen, they have a sharper beak and a ‘fluffy’ rear end. In the summer, they have […]

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War Poets Trail

To mark the centenary of the Start of the First World War Edinburgh Napier University with support from Edinburgh Council have established a “War Poets Trail”. The Trail commemorates the life and work of the Poets Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen who were both patients at Craiglockhart Hospital. You can find out more by visiting […]

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Graffiti Art, Love it or loath it?

The graffiti art on the rear wall of the Leisure Centre might be regarded as an eyesore by some. However, artists like Banksy have popularised graffiti art and there are many who admire our local example. There are quite a few positive internet reviews and comments. You can even purchase cards and posters of the […]