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Important information regarding the Meadowspot Path landslip

Statement from City of Edinburgh Council:  After the torrential rain in mid-August, there was a substantial landslip in Meadowspot Woods. The path was closed immediately and barriers and signage have been put in place to prevent access. In mid-September, following the observation of suspect debris located towards the top of the slope in the woodland […]

2020 Annual Report and a Letter to our Members

  Dear Member, In normal times, our AGMs are friendly gatherings of the people who care about Easter Craiglockhart Hill. But these are not normal times and Covid makes a conventional AGM impossible. Instead, we are sending you an Annual Report and Accounts. Please click on the link below to see them. If you have comments or […]

Swan Watch 2020

Brighid and Siegfried proudly welcomed nine cygnets into the world week. The cygnets were born on Thursday 7th and Friday 8th May. The nest by the causeway has already been abandoned, and taken over by an opportunistic family of ducks! The swan family can now be found sleeping on the grass at the top of […]

I-spy with Izzy 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 […]

Highlights from the Trustees Meeting 7th April 2019

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

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 […]