Collections News

Future Collection Dates:
Thursday, 27th September at Tesco, Dalkeith
Saturday, 29th September at Sainsbury’s, Meadowbank

Are you free to help for a couple of hours? If so, please email barbara.knowles@outlook.com

Latest Collections:
£500  at Tesco’s, South Queensferry in June
£499 at Tesco’s, Linlithgow in July

Thanks to our volunteer collections team.

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Guided Walk at St Abb’s Head

Saturday 10th June 10.20 – 3.00

A walk on the National Trust’s St Abb’s Head reserve to look for flora and birdlife. Good paths but some steep sections – a good level of fitness is required. Call for car share details. Meet at the visitor centre next to the car park (NT913674). Venue charges an addmission fee: adult £5.00, child £3.00.

Contact Peter Bain 0131-447 8937

Linlithgow Seed Potato Day

In February SWT had a presence at Linlithgow’s Seed Potato Day.  Burgh Beautiful and Transition Linlithgow are promoting the use of peat-free compost and calling on gardens to help protect the environment.  From June TL will have a bed in the centre of the town ‘Protecting our Peatlands’.  Do visit the town and see its excellent hanging baskets, all with peat-free compost, and its many colourful and creative barrels and beds.  Burgh Beautiful has taken on all of West Lothian Council planters and beds and is always looking for more volunteers to help add to the wildlife aspects of this historic town.Averil Stewart

Bioblitz

Fancy taking part in a Bioblitz?

Science and Advice for Scottish Agriculture is situated on farmland just outside Edinburgh near Ingliston and they’re looking for your help! They’re hoping to carry out a Bioblitz (or an intensive survey over the course of the day to record all forms of biodiversity they can manage e.g. insects, birds, plants, fungi) one weekend in late August or early September. Expert and amateur volunteers are welcome to help build a picture of the biodiversity present on the site. If you’d like to take part or want more information please email Karen.pearson@swtlothians.org.uk

Bass Rock Trip

Sat 28th May 10:30 (TBC) to 15:00 – Sea Bird Centre & Bass Rock
Visit to Seabird Centre, North Berwick and boat trip to Craigleith and Bass Rock. The boat trip is likely to last around 1 hour. The start time is TBC, depending on the tides and schedule.  Cost approx £20 for boat trip and day ticket to sea bird centre.  Please contact Gordon Swann soon on 0131 334 4769 as places are in short supply on weekends and are going fast.