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I-spy on Easter Craiglockhart Hill!

It’s been lovely to hear that many of you have been enjoying daily walks on Easter Craiglockhart Hill at the moment. If you’re spending time on the hill, especially with little ones, here are some things you can look out for! We’ll be publishing a new one every week. Let us know how you get […]

Swan Watch 2019 – Part Four

The 2019 cygnets of Craiglockhart Pond are now 7 months old, and on Sunday 24th November they were ringed by the Lothians and Fife Swan Study Group. By then, there were only six cygnets left at Craiglockhart Pond, as one had been removed earlier in the weekend as it was being harassed by its parents. […]

Swan Watch 2019 – Part Three

Swans have nested on Craiglockhart Pond for more than a hundred years. Our resident swans, Siegfried and Brighid, have reigned over the pond since 2016. Brighid was born on the pond in 2012. This year, they have had to repel recurrent invasions of Canada geese.  The seven cygnets from this year’s brood are beginning to get […]

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Welcome to Craighouse residents

A warm welcome to some new members of our local community. In May, the first residents moved into South Craig, Bevan and East Craig – three of the listed buildings in the Craighouse development on the eastern side of Easter Craiglockhart Hill. By the end of this year or early next year, work should be […]

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.