The stretch of path between the Shore and Coburg Street is the latest section to be improved, thanks to the help of staff from the Safer Communities Division of the Scottish Government.
This section of path, alongside the Water of Leith, is quite narrow and congested, and it’s not helped by overgrowing weeds and bushes and overhanging branches from nearby trees. The buddleia is quite established and thorny rose bushes were needing pruned back to make the path wider again and to improve sightlines.
The volunteering session was organised by Edinburgh & Lothians Greenspace Trust and is part of their ongoing work thanks to funding from the Central Scotland Green Network Development Fund and Scottish Natural Heritage, supporting environmental improvement and community activity work delivered by the ELGT, with a programme of free community events and activities, all of which celebrate the Year of Natural Scotland 2013.
Cycling and walking along this short stretch of path should now be a little bit easier.