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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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2015 AGM

Our Annual General Meeting will be held on Tuesday 31 March 2015 at the Meggetland Sports Complex. Refreshments will be available from 7.00pm. and the AGM will start at 7.30pm. We will tell you what has happened in Easter Craiglockhart Hill Local Nature Reserve over the last year and about our hopes and plans for […]

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News Update – Jan 2015

The closing months of 2014 saw much activity across the Local Nature Reserve. The causeway in front of the pond has been weeded and repointed.  Broken or uneven setts have been repaired. There are new railings across the stream. Paths have been scraped and refinished at the Glenlockhart Road, Lockharton Crescent and Craiglockhart Terrace entrances. […]

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Path Improvements

Work to improve the path network within Easter Craiglockhart Hill LNR will begin week commencing the 1st of December 2014. It is likely to be from the Tuesday. The work should not take longer than one week to complete. The main contractor is WB McLaren Planthire and Groundworks. The work comprises of some path surface […]

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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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SSPCA to the rescue.

Yesterday (6th Oct)  the SSPCA  picked up two cygnets that were found wandering around in Lockharton Avenue. The  cygnets have now been safely re-homed  to the “social” pond at the foot of Arthur’s Seat. Another was picked up in the evening and has now joined it’s siblings in their new home. We  understand that (at […]

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Swan Saga 2

On Saturday 16th August, a squad of swan ringers from Lothian and Fife Swan and Goose Study Group descended on Craiglockhart Pond. Their mission was to ring our seven cygnets. The task was approached with a degree of trepidation. After all, only a few weeks earlier, George, our male swan, had featured in the national […]

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Craighouse Campus Scheme 3 Proposal

Our aims state that we should: preserve the Easter Craiglockhart Hill Local Nature Reserve for the enjoyment of members of the public with special provision for the disabled conserve and enhance the wildlife value of the area and increase its biodiversity develop and improve the area We have analysed the latest Craighouse proposals from this […]

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Clean Up Day

29 valiant volunteers turned up on Sunday 29th June to tackle a range of different tasks across the Local Nature Reserve and 10 more from the Friends of Craighouse Group litterpicked on the Craighouse campus. The Shovelling Squad (Rob, Tom, Nicholas and our visitor from Spain,Valentin) shifted a mountain of wood chip on the curling […]

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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 […]