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Community Plan 2018-2021

Please take the time to read our new Community Plan which includes many of the items raised at the recent AGM. You can access this by clicking on the appropriate box on the front page.

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 […]

AGM 2018 and a new name

60 or so loyal members came to our 20th AGM at Meggetland Sports Complex on March 22nd. We promised champagne and caviare next year when we come of age! We split into small focus groups to look at four different sections of our draft Community Plan. There was spirited discussion in the groups and lots […]

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 […]

Craighouse Update August 2017

  In December this year, three areas of woodland will be transferred by the Craighouse developers into Council ownership and the area of our Local Nature Reserve will almost double. We have been working with the Council and the developers to agree the exact boundaries of the transferred land and are now satisfied that a […]

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 […]

Geology walk report

Many thanks to Angus Miller of Geowalks (http://www.geowalks.co.uk/) who lead a fascinating talk on Monday evening and described how the Craiglockhart hills were formed and how they relate to the other landscape features that we can see from the top of the hills. Around 60 people joined this walk, and we learned about The Colinton […]

Historical postcards of Craiglockhart Pond

” These postcards of Craiglockhart Pond were collected by Bob Lockhart, a local resident. We think the photographs were taken around 1910. They show a substantial tearoom where the Leisure Centre now stands – it must have replaced the Victorian Bandstand that once stood there. The tearooms were replaced, in turn, by a dance hall […]