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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 […]

Swan Watch 2021

Our resident nesting pair, Brighid and Siegfried, have built their nest in the same spot as last year. This is their 6th year of nesting at Craiglockhart Pond. Eggs have been spotted on the nest from the 24th March. For the next seven to eight weeks, Brighid will rarely leave the nest apart from occasionally […]

Help us plant snowdrops!

  Come to 2 Lockharton Crescent from 10am – 12pm Friday 26th and Saturday 27th March to collect snowdrop bulbs to plant over the weekend.   Bring along a trowel, and plant the snowdrops in Easter Craiglockhart Hill LNR, wherever you think they would look nice! They will be happiest in semi-shade and don’t like […]

Important information regarding the Meadowspot Path landslip

After the torrential rainstorm in August last year, there was a substantial landslip on Easter Craiglockhart Hill. Saturated soil from the historic ash spoil heap below the old Craighouse boiler house flowed down the slope of the hill, across the main Meadowspot path and into the gardens of the Meadowspot Estate houses. A month later, […]

2020 Annual Report and a Letter to our Members

  Dear Member, In normal times, our AGMs are friendly gatherings of the people who care about Easter Craiglockhart Hill. But these are not normal times and Covid makes a conventional AGM impossible. Instead, we are sending you an Annual Report and Accounts. Please click on the link below to see them. If you have comments or […]

Swan Watch 2020

Brighid and Siegfried proudly welcomed nine cygnets into the world week. The cygnets were born on Thursday 7th and Friday 8th May. The nest by the causeway has already been abandoned, and taken over by an opportunistic family of ducks! The swan family can now be found sleeping on the grass at the top of […]