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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 […]

2017 Calendar

Christmas is fast approaching. Are you struggling to think of a suitable present for your son working abroad or your kind neighbour next door or your granny in Auchenschoogle? Problem solved. They all have fond memories of Craiglockhart and they would all appreciate our calendar as a Christmas gift. Our calendar contains no pictures of […]

Beds and Benches

We are close to completion with our plans to develop the curling rink area (at the Craiglockhart Terrace entrance to the woods) into a friendlier space for community use. You can forage for apples and plums from the mini-orchard. The perennial plants and grasses are flourishing in the wildflower meadow. Our play structures (all made […]

Swan Saga Six

In fact, there are seven swans on the pond – Siegfried (the cob), Brighid (the pen) and five cygnets. Sadly we lost one of the cygnets at the end of May – probably to a gull attack. The cygnets are now scruffy adolescents but still charming. They have lost their fluffy down and are growing […]

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Craighouse Update

  Many people in the local community have been wondering about progress with the Craighouse developments. Planning permission was granted 18 months ago but nothing much seems to have happened since then apart from some land clearance. Clearbell – the developers – have now set up a website to inform the community about the planned […]

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Swan Saga 4

There are six adorable fluffy cygnets sailing serenely on Craiglockhart Pond with their proud parents, Brighid and Siegfried (Bridie and Siggy). The cygnets were born on Thursday 12th and Friday 13th May and took to the water the following day. Yolk absorbed from the egg keeps them going over the first week or so as […]

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2016 Petanque Season

Now that the there is lengthening evening light, we will get our petanque sessions under way again. We plan to play on Tuesday evenings from 7.00pm onwards in the curling rink area at the Craiglockhart Terrace entrance to the woods. The first session is likely to be on Tuesday 10th May – look out for […]