Events

Canal Walk SATURDAY 2NDJUNE AT 10.00am.

CANAL WALK SATURDAY 2NDJUNE AT 10.00am. Join Colin Chess, renowned local historian, for a guided walk along the Union Canal. We are ringing the changes from Colin’s popular history walks around the Craiglockhart Hills. Colin is a fount of local knowledge and this walk will be equally fascinating. Learn about the history of the canal […]

Geology Walk – 8th May 2018

Last year, more than 60 folk turned out for a fascinating Geology Walk led by Angus Miller of Geowalks. The walk will be repeated this year starting at the stone steps on Lockharton Crescent and climbing to the top of Wester Craiglockhart Hill. You will pass by outcrops of our distinctive Craiglockhart basalt. You will […]

2018 AGM details – please come along

Our AGM will be held on Thursday 22nd March at Meggetland Sports Centre from 7.00PM to 9.00PM. The 20th AGM of the Friends Group will be held at Meggetland Sports Centre on Thursday 22nd March. As usual, there will be refreshments and home baking from 7.00pm onwards and the opportunity to chat with friends, neighbours […]

REMEMBRANCE WALK SATURDAY 28th OCTOBER 10.00am to 11.30am

Join Catherine Walker, Curator of the War Poets Collection at Edinburgh Napier University, for our last walk of the year – a relaxed stroll up and around Wester Craiglockhart Hill. Hear about Craiglockhart Hospital, about the war experiences of the shell shocked patients and about the pioneering psychiatric treatments of the doctors. There will be […]

History Walk with Colin Chess on Saturday, 7th October

HISTORY WALK PART TWO OCTOBER 7th – 10.00am to 12.00 Join Colin Chess, renowned local historian, for a relaxed stroll up and around Wester Craiglockhart Hill. Discover: – who built Craiglockhart Castle – what was on offer at Craiglockhart Hydropathic – why Zeppelins bombed Edinburgh For the hardy souls who braved the horrid elements on […]

Organised Petanque finished at the end of August

But you are welcome to continue to play whenever the weather suits and you can get a couple of friends to join you. HAPPY VALLEY PETANQUE IS BACK Petanque is also known as French boules. We play (badly) on the whin surface on the old curling rink area at the Craiglockhart terrace entrance to the […]

WALKS AND TALKS future dates

REMEMBRANCE WALK OCTOBER 28th – 10.00am to 11.30am Join Catherine Walker, Curator of the War Poets Collection at Edinburgh Napier University and walk in the footsteps of Wilfred Owen, Siegfried Sassoon and all the shell shocked soldiers who stayed at Craiglockhart Hospital. Catherine will tell you about the Hospital ,the patients and the doctors who […]

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2017 AGM

Our AGM will be held on Thursday 30th March at Meggetland Sports Centre from 7.00PM to 9.00PM. There will be refreshments on offer from 7.00pm.  The AGM will start at 7.30. Come along and hear about what has happened in the past year and about our plans for the future for Easter Craiglockhart Hill Local […]

Beds and Benches

We are close to completion with our plans to develop the curling rink area (at the Craiglockhart Terrace entrance to the woods) into a friendlier space for community use. You can forage for apples and plums from the mini-orchard. The perennial plants and grasses are flourishing in the wildflower meadow. Our play structures (all made […]

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 […]