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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 […]

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 […]

Swan Saga Seven

Swans have nested on Craiglockhart Pond for more than 100 years. Our swans have chosen the same nesting location as last year – great for viewing but a bit vulnerable to predators. It has not been possible to rebuild the old nesting site against the wall of the Lockharton Avenue houses. Brighid, the female or […]

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 […]

Working with Willow

Under the able tutelage of Gus Egan from Earth Calling, four of our Committee members have learned some basic lessons about working with willow. There can be few materials more accommodating than willow – it  has a determination to grow that is almost magical. Push a bit into the ground and it will generally grow. We […]

Slacklining in Craiglockhart Woods

The latest and coolest outdoor sport has arrived in Craiglockhart. This variant of tightrope walking is now hitting the mainstream. All you need is the slackline (available online) and a couple of convenient trees. Then you can tap into your inner Jedi and improve your balance and core strength. These two Ossies were among the […]

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2017 AGM

Our AGM will be held on Thursday 30th March at Meggetland Sports Centre from 7.00PM to 9.00PM. There will be refreshments on offer from 7.00pm.  The AGM will start at 7.30. Come along and hear about what has happened in the past year and about our plans for the future for Easter Craiglockhart Hill Local […]

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Craighouse Work Starts – Details

It is more than two years since planning consent was granted for the controversial housing developments at Craighouse. Many people have been wondering what is happening and have become concerned that the listed buildings could fall into disrepair. The restrictions on access over the past six months have added to the frustration. However, at long […]

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Craighouse – Work Starts

At long last, work is underway at the Craighouse site. The new developers – Quartermile – are already working on site infrastructure and hope to start the conversions of some of the listed buildings in the New Year. Three areas of woodland will transfer into Council ownership by December next year and this will increase […]