Author Archives: Izzy Jones

Woodland Walk – Tuesday 18th June, 7-8.30pm

If you can’t tell your ash from your elm tree (and even if you can) then this is the walk for you! Join Simon Hart, our local forester, to learn about the different woodlands on Easter Craiglockhart Hill. Discover their ancient history, what they may look like in the future, and the challenges they will […]

Red Campion

Red Campion can grow up to 1m tall, and is an ancient woodland indicator. You can often find Red Campion growing alongside White Campion, and the two can hybridise to form pinky-white flowers. It is dioecious, which means that the male and female flowers grow on separate plants. The female flowers produce a frothy foam which gives […]

Welcome to Craighouse residents

A warm welcome to some new members of our local community. In May, the first residents moved into South Craig, Bevan and East Craig – three of the listed buildings in the Craighouse development on the eastern side of Easter Craiglockhart Hill. By the end of this year or early next year, work should be […]

AGM – 27th June

The Friends of Easter Craiglockhart Hill AGM 2019 will be on Thursday 27th June from 7-9pm at the Meggetland Sports Complex. At the event we will have four concepts for developing the park over the next year. Members will be asked for their feedback and to rank the concepts. These concepts will be launched over […]

Swan Watch 2019 – Part Two

Brighid and Siegfried proudly welcomed eight cygnets into the world last weekend. The cygnets were born on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th May. The nest by the causeway has already been abandoned, and taken over by some opportunistic ducks! The swan family can now be found sleeping on the grass at the top of the […]

Ribwort Plantain

  Ribwort Plantain is one of the most widely found wildflowers in the country, and has been around since prehistoric times. It has long leaves with five to seven deep veins along them. It flowers from April to October, is perfect for pollinators as it provides a rich nectar, and the seeds provide food for […]

Few-flowered Leek

  You may have spotted (and smelled!) this plant covering certain areas of Easter Craiglockhart Hill recently. With long, thin leaves, drooping white flowers, and distinctive onion smell, Few-flowered Leek is often mistaken for Wild Garlic, but this edible plant is actually a non-native invasive species. It begins growing in March, and grows so rapidly […]