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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 […]

Swan Watch 2019

Brighid and Siegfried have built their nest at the same spot as last year, and six eggs have been spotted already. There may be more eggs to come, although six is an average amount for a mute swan nest. The eggs are expected to hatch in around six weeks. Once all the eggs are laid […]

Community Engagement Worker Izzy starts work

  Izzy started her role as Community Engagement Worker on 7th January. She has come to this role through work in environmental education and ground management in local primary schools, and is looking forward to getting stuck into working at Easter Craiglockhart Hill. She will be reaching out to the local community, developing a range […]

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Swan Ringing

The names of the cygnets (with identification rings) are Thunder (THX), Florence (THY), Zachie (THZ), Ollie (TIA), Monty (TIB), Wilfred (TIC), Electric (TID) and Lightning (TIF). Thanks to all those who came along and named a cygnet and can now spot ‘their’ cygnet on the pond.

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Community Engagement Worker

As discussed at this year’s AGM we want to increase volunteer involvement, improve access and inclusion and develop our land management skills as part of our road map towards achieving community ownership. We are pleased to announce that we are now in position to advertise the post of ‘Community Engagement Worker’ The post is funded […]

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 […]

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.