KIDS – spring activity sheet for the Nature Detectives

It’s a great time to play outdoors! The natural world wakes up from a long sleep with buds bursting into leaf, flowers blooming and animals waking from hibernation. Get stuck in with free ideas and downloads. Click here for downloads, spotter sheets and more.

Annual General Meeting, Thursday 8th March

The Annual General Meeting of the Friends of Craiglockhart Woods and Nature Trail will take place on Thursday 8 March 2012 at 7.00 for 7.30 at the Craiglockhart Tennis Centre.  Refreshments will be available from 7.00pm.  The AGM will start at 7.30 and will be followed by a short presentation by a guest speaker – […]

What have the Countryside Rangers been up to recently?

September/October Bat boxes were checked this month by one of our Countryside Rangers (CR) who has a bat licence, there was no evidence of bats using them although bats can be seen around the pond at dusk and just after the sun has set.  Some of the bat boxes have been nailed down which makes […]

Green Flag Awards – People’s Choice – vote now

The Green Flag team are asking people to vote for their favourite Green Flag Park. The deadline for entries is the 12th September. This is the second year that the public have been encouraged to vote for their local park or green space to make it the nation’s favourite park. Last year’s winner, Queen’s Park […]

Craighouse Development: Public Consultation Dates

The dates for the public consultation meetings which, we believe, form part of the formal consultation process are as follows:  Thursday 1st September     4pm – 8pm  Saturday 3rd September   10am – 4pm  Monday 5th September       4pm – 8pm  According to the developers these will “cover the same ground” – the aim being to provide a range […]

Successful Summer Fete

Despite the poor weather the summer fete provided a fun day out for many in the local community who were brave enough to don their waterproofs and enjoy the activities and stalls. The fete raised £1,200 towards FCWNT funds which will be invested in projects and maintenance within the woods.  This was an excellent achievement given the weather […]

Guest Speaker at AGM – Tuesday 15 March 2011

We are pleased to announce that immediately after the AGM (click here to download the AGM Notice – pdf 70kb) Mark Jennison will give a brief presentation entitled “A Tour of Scottish Community Renewables: Issues and Opportunities”. Mark is Operations Director of Realise Renewables and his topic is of increasing importance to our communities. Please join us for […]

Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of The FCWNT will be held on Tuesday 15th March, 2011 in the Cafeteria at Craiglockhart Tennis Centre. The AGM starts at 7:30pm and members are invited to join the committee for complimentary drinks at 7:00pm. The AGM should finish no later than 8:30pm and will be followed by a short talk from […]

Want to identify plants or wildlife you have discovered on the Nature Trail?

If you have been enjoying a walk on Easter Craiglockhart Hill and have come across any flowers, trees or wildlife that you would like to identify or know more about then help is at hand. iSpot is a website, provided by the Open University, aimed at helping anyone identify anything in nature.   Once you’ve registered, […]

Newsletters go paperless!

The FCWNT Autumn Newsletter has been issued and is now available on the downloads page. This is the last newsletter to be printed and distributed in an effort to reduce the volume of paper being used and all future newsletter will be issued by email and posted to this website. Don’t miss out on your newsletters! If […]