Author Archives: Liz Stewart

Redhall Winter Magic open day

One of Edinburgh’s most beautiful hidden treasures throws open its gates to the public on Sunday 9th December for our Winter Magic Open Day.  The historic 18th century Redhall Walled Garden is having an Open Day, revealing the beauty of a magical garden in winter. Run on organic principles, the 6 acre site, which features [...]


New Parks & Greenspace jobs

Two new jobs developing the Council’s Heritage Lottery Fund bid for Saughton Park are now being advertised. The positions are being advertised on My Job Scotland web site and all applications should be made via the web site.  Job centre reference for both is: Parks and Greenspace, Services for Communities, City of Edinburgh CouncilTemporary [...]


Innertube Bat Walk – Wednesday 25 Sept 2013

A reminder that we are running one of our popular (and free) bat walks on Wednesday evening, meeting at the entrance to the cyclepath by Tesco on Broughton Road at 7.15pm.  We’ll have a bat expert on hand to answer your questions and some bat detectors so that we can hear as well as see [...]


Early autumn bat walks on the Innertube

A reminder that we are running a free, drop-in bat walk tonight (Wednesday 18 September, 7.30pm) at Harrison Park.  Meet us by the play area, accessed from Ogilvie Terrace, Harrison Road and Harrison Gardens.  All welcome, but under 16s should be accompanied by an adult.  It’s getting chilly in the evenings, so please wrap up [...]


New funding for community environmental projects

Central Scotland Green Network

The Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN) has just launched its new Community Projects Fund for 2013. This year’s CSGN Community Projects Fund is focused on projects undertaken for the benefit of, and/or involving children and young people under 16 years of age. The Fund is intended to support small-scale, community led projects that: • Deliver [...]


New funding for Edinburgh communities


Just came across this funding for Edinburgh communities, from the City of Edinburgh Council and the Edinburgh Evening News, the Get it Sorted fund which is awarding up to £500 for community environmental improvement projects.     Visit the council website below for more information, but the main project themes are: Sorting our visual environment [...]


Wildflowers at Trinity Station


Dropped by Trinity Station yesterday to see how the flowers were coming along and was excited to see the corn poppies coming into flower! This was part of a Grow Wild Lottery funded project led by the Edinburgh & Lothians Greenspace Trust.  We worked with members of the Fet Lor Youth Group to clear and [...]


Community Planting at Harrison Park


 Join us on Sunday 11 August, 10.30-12.30 for a community planting event, to plant up the new herb garden at the dog free zone accessed by Harrison Road.  All welcome, gloves and tools provided.  For further information, please contact or on 0131 445 4025