2nd Water of Leith
Make improvements to the paths and habitats at Craiglockart
Dell. Warm yourself around the fire at the end of the day.
January Butterdean Wood
Create a new footpath through the woods then warm
yourself round the fire at the end of the day.
February Springfield Mill
Tree pruning and woodland maintenance in the
orchard. Cook something tasty over the fire.
February Levenhall Links
Plant a variety of native trees and learn about
the birds at this important East Lothian wildlife site.
March Longniddry & Gosford beach
Path improvements along the John Muir
Way with beach clean up surveys and rock pooling.
March Hermitage of Braid
Vegetation clearance and footpath work within
the walled garden. Help cut back gorse from the slopes.
April Penicuik Lost Garden
Help the community to establish a productive
garden by cutting back vegetation and preparing the ground.
Conservation work and estate management with the National Trust
for Scotland rangers with the grounds of Brodick castle and on the slopes of Goat
March West Lothian wonders
Environmental improvements around the art installations
at Jupiter Artland followed by conservation work at Linlithgow Loch.
June Borthwick Castle & Currie Woods
Help the Woodland Trust with some
footpath work in the lovely Currie Woods. Find out about the flora of this special
site. Campfire entertainment.
September Barnside Farm
Improve hedgerow and woodland habitats on this
upland organic farm followed by fossil hunting at a local beach. Cooking in the
Enjoy a magical autumn experience at Vogrie Country Park.
Help clear out the ponds and get ready for Halloween!
April Hopetoun House
Help cut back the invasive shrub rhododendron and
improve the paths. Meet the resident colony of red deer.
May Linlithgow Loch
Work to improve the wildlife garden beside this historic
loch with special entry to Linlithgow Palace.
May Burdiehouse Burn
Help to cut back encroaching vegetation, clear away
unwanted fences and clear out the burn
June Roslin Country Park
Help the Midlothian rangers to maintain the woodland
and footpaths and find out how gunpowder used to be produced in this area.
June Lord Ancrum’s Wood, Newbattle
Scrub clearance and removal of vegetation
from the historic grounds of the ancient Newbattle Abbey.
August East Lothian coast
Make a coastal journey from Gullane to Yellowcraig
clearing up the beaches and identifying the coastal birds.
more on the right!
Projects 2013 ... continued
September Gore Glen Country Park
Woodland maintenance and clearance of
broom from this impressive Midlothian gorge. River dipping and mini rafts.
September Cammo Country Park
Help to clear away unwanted fences and restore
the woodlands of this lovely Edinburgh park.
October Corstorphine Hill
Help to cut back the invader bush salmonberry
from the woodlands and enjoy a birds eye view of Edinburgh from the top of Corstorphine
November Blackness Castle
Conservation within the grounds and coastal
woodlands with the chance to explore this magnificent historic castle
November Royal Edinburgh Community Gardens
Improve the wildlife potential
of the hospital grounds through planting and creating habitats.
December Water of Leith
Make improvements to the footpaths and wildlife
habitats along this section of river at Craiglockart Dell.