Because of COVID-19, Easter Craiglockhart Hill has never been busier. It is great that it has become such a popular exercise destination for walkers, runners, cyclists and families with young children. Some are ‘regulars’, some newcomers.

Over the past 20 years, the Friends Group has raised more than £120,000 for improvements – better
paths and signage, new seating and ‘natural’ play areas. We have mobilised thousands of hours of volunteer time to clear, prune, plant and tidy.

COVID-19 means we are unable to organise the events and activities which generate income for us. Most grant-making bodies are now closed to applications.

We want to complete the projects planned for 2020 and 2021 – waymarked trails, better maps and information boards and more play areas for young children. We need to fundraise £5000 for this work.

If you have enjoyed spending time on Easter Craiglockhart Hill, please consider supporting our work.

You can use the PayPal button on the right hand side of the page (bottom of the page on mobiles) to donate, or alternatively you can text ECH to 70085 to donate £3 (or ECH5 to give £5, ECH10 to give £10 and so on up to £20). You can also send us a cheque – please contact us if you would like to do this. 

You might like to sponsor something specific like a bench or some play equipment. You might wish to consider making us a beneficiary of a legacy or bequest in your will – contact us and we can discuss this. 

You could organise a fundraising activity or tackle a sponsored walk or run – just get in contact and we can help with support and publicity.

Your help will mean that we can continue to preserve and protect Easter Craiglockhart Hill as an oasis of peace and serenity in the heart of a busy city.