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Swan Song (or RIP George)

George – our male swan – met a sad end during the night of the 17th June. He was killed defending the nest and the three remaining eggs were taken. The most likely predator would have been a fox though it would have been unusual for a fox to cross the fairly deep water around […]

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Little Grebes on Graiglockhart Pond

Little Grebes or Dabchicks have been spotted during March on Craiglockhart Pond. They are, as the name suggests, the smallest members of the grebe family and are widely distributed across Europe, Africa and Asia. About the size of a moorhen, they have a sharper beak and a ‘fluffy’ rear end. In the summer, they have […]

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War Poets Trail

To mark the centenary of the Start of the First World War Edinburgh Napier University with support from Edinburgh Council have established a “War Poets Trail”. The Trail commemorates the life and work of the Poets Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen who were both patients at Craiglockhart Hospital. You can find out more by visiting […]

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Graffiti Art, Love it or loath it?

The graffiti art on the rear wall of the Leisure Centre might be regarded as an eyesore by some. However, artists like Banksy have popularised graffiti art and there are many who admire our local example. There are quite a few positive internet reviews and comments. You can even purchase cards and posters of the […]