Events

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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

History Walk with Colin Chess on Saturday, 7th October

HISTORY WALK PART TWO OCTOBER 7th – 10.00am to 12.00 Join Colin Chess, renowned local historian, for a relaxed stroll up and around Wester Craiglockhart Hill. Discover: – who built Craiglockhart Castle – what was on offer at Craiglockhart Hydropathic – why Zeppelins bombed Edinburgh For the hardy souls who braved the horrid elements on […]

Organised Petanque finished at the end of August

But you are welcome to continue to play whenever the weather suits and you can get a couple of friends to join you. HAPPY VALLEY PETANQUE IS BACK Petanque is also known as French boules. We play (badly) on the whin surface on the old curling rink area at the Craiglockhart terrace entrance to the […]

WALKS AND TALKS future dates

REMEMBRANCE WALK OCTOBER 28th – 10.00am to 11.30am Join Catherine Walker, Curator of the War Poets Collection at Edinburgh Napier University and walk in the footsteps of Wilfred Owen, Siegfried Sassoon and all the shell shocked soldiers who stayed at Craiglockhart Hospital. Catherine will tell you about the Hospital ,the patients and the doctors who […]