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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 […]

I-spy with Izzy on Easter Craiglockhart Hill!

It’s been lovely to hear that many of you have been enjoying daily walks on Easter Craiglockhart Hill at the moment. If you’re spending time on the hill, especially with little ones, here are some things you can look out for! We’ll be publishing a new one every week. Let us know how you get […]

Swan Watch 2019 – Part Four

The 2019 cygnets of Craiglockhart Pond are now 7 months old, and on Sunday 24th November they were ringed by the Lothians and Fife Swan Study Group. By then, there were only six cygnets left at Craiglockhart Pond, as one had been removed earlier in the weekend as it was being harassed by its parents. […]

Swan Watch 2019 – Part Three

Swans have nested on Craiglockhart Pond for more than a hundred years. Our resident swans, Siegfried and Brighid, have reigned over the pond since 2016. Brighid was born on the pond in 2012. This year, they have had to repel recurrent invasions of Canada geese.  The seven cygnets from this year’s brood are beginning to get […]

Mushroom Walk – Saturday 19th October, 10am-12pm

Find out all about funky fungi! Led by Stephan Helfer from The Royal Botanic Garden, this walk and talk will cover all things mycological! For all ages, children are welcome to come and help us find as many different mushrooms as possible! The walk will meet at the top of Craiglea Place and finish at […]