Tag: Water of Leith

Tackling overgrowth and undergrowth at the Shore

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The glorious early Autumn sunshine was a welcome treat for the group of volunteers from the Scottish Government’s Centre for Housing Market Analysis. A team of 16 people worked along the stretch of path from Coburg Street to the end of the Water of Leith path, clearing overhanging vegetation and litter picking.   Over the summer, [...]

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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 [...]

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Tramworks force monument relocation?

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History repeats itself, and so it was that tramworks on Princes Street in 1926 led to the removal of a famous Edinburgh landmark – the Sinclair Fountain at the West End, which can now be found on the cycle paths, at Stedfastgate, overlooking the Water of Leith. The Sinclair Fountain was erected by novelist and [...]

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Woodland crafts at the Water of Leith

Woodland crafts at the Water of Leith

Last weekend we spent the morning with a lovely bunch of people, creating festive wreaths out of natural materials. We used flexible willow as bases for the wreaths and gathered loads of materials from the woods and gardens to decorate the wreaths…

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