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Call for Poetry Submissions

The Friends of Easter Craiglockhart Hill are inviting submissions for a small anthology of poems inspired by the hill and surrounding areas, edited by Rachel Plummer. Poems may be about the area’s history, its natural features, your personal relationship with the Craiglockhart hills, or any topic that you feel engages with the area. Submissions are […]

Fungi Walk and Talk

Come along and find out all about funky fungi! This walk and talk, with Stephen Helfer from the Botanics, will cover all things mycological. We will be hunting down as many types of mushroom and fungi on the Hill, and learning how to identify them. Please note, while this session may cover the edibility of […]

Foraging Workshop with Anna Canning

Learn about the edible and medicinal plants that can be found on the Hill with this hands-on workshop. Anna Canning, a medical herbalist who runs Floramedica, will be taking us around the Hill to find out more about seasonal foraging. The session will be on Saturday 18th September, from 1.30pm-4pm. Tickets are £10 per person. Please […]

Summer Fun on the Hill 2021

  Come and join us for some nature inspired crafts, and some more adventurous activities in the woods. The sessions are suitable for nursery and early primary.   All the sessions run from 11am – 2pm. You can drop in at any time, no booking is required. Find us at the grassy triangle by the […]

Nature Writing Workshops

    Join Easter Craiglockhart Hill’s Writer in Residence, Rachel Plummer, for a gentle, low pressure outdoor workshop exploring nature and our relationship with it via poetry.   The workshops are on Sunday 11th July and Sunday 8th August, from 10am-11.30am.    The sessions are open to writers at any level. It is free, but […]

Dandelion

The dandelion can currently be seen springing up all over the place. Well known as a weed, it is actually an extremely valuable wildflower. The flowerhead is formed from many tiny flowers, which makes them very important to pollinating insects, as they provide a plentiful food source – although the dandelion itself does not rely […]