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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Highlights from the Trustees meeting in April 2019: FECH becomes a registered charity New path to hilltop coming soon Lots of new Walks and Talks planned Easter Craiglockhart Hill may become part of Green Belt Read full minutes here and let us know your views
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.