Author Archives: lindsay

Community Engagement Worker

As discussed at this year’s AGM we want to increase volunteer involvement, improve access and inclusion and develop our land management skills as part of our road map towards achieving community ownership. We are pleased to announce that we are now in position to advertise the post of ‘Community Engagement Worker’ The post is funded […]

Southern Scotland Bat Survey

During the early summer we took part in the Southern Scotland Bat Survey. This involved going out on three separate evenings to set up the monitoring equipment then returning at dawn the next day to retrieve the kit. The equipment was fairly easy use and consisted of a audio recorded designed to pick up only […]

Craighouse Update

  Many people in the local community have been wondering about progress with the Craighouse developments. Planning permission was granted 18 months ago but nothing much seems to have happened since then apart from some land clearance. Clearbell – the developers – have now set up a website to inform the community about the planned […]

History Walk

On Saturday 14th May, Colin Chess lead a group walk around the Craiglockhart Hills.  Colin is a hugely knowledgeable local historian and many of our members will have read his articles in the ‘Canalside’ magazine and elsewhere. The Walk was attended by around 35 people.  

Swan Saga 4

There are six adorable fluffy cygnets sailing serenely on Craiglockhart Pond with their proud parents, Brighid and Siegfried (Bridie and Siggy). The cygnets were born on Thursday 12th and Friday 13th May and took to the water the following day. Yolk absorbed from the egg keeps them going over the first week or so as […]

History Walk

On Saturday 14th May, Colin Chess will lead a group walk around the Craiglockhart Hills.  Colin is a hugely knowledgeable local historian and many of our members will have read his articles in the ‘Canalside’ magazine and elsewhere. The walk will offer an opportunity to learn about the geology of the area, about early and recent […]

2016 Petanque Season

Now that the there is lengthening evening light, we will get our petanque sessions under way again. We plan to play on Tuesday evenings from 7.00pm onwards in the curling rink area at the Craiglockhart Terrace entrance to the woods. The first session is likely to be on Tuesday 10th May – look out for […]

Swan Saga – Latest update

Our new pair of swans have, following the vote at the AGM, been christened Siegfried and Brighid – Siggy and Bridie to their friends. They were very active during the mating season and worked together to build a solid and substantial nest. A good clutch of eggs was laid at the beginning of April – […]