Events

There are six lectures between October and April, and outdoor events with visits to local reserves and other places of interest organised throughout the year.  Both indoor and outdoor events are free and open to non-members; sometimes pre-booking is required. Donations to help with running costs such as hall bookings and refreshments are appreciated.  The sub-committee welcomes suggestions for future events.

Location When Summary Description
Guide Headquarters, 33 Melville Street, Edinburgh, EH3 7JF April 16, 2020 at 7:30 pm – 8:00 pm AGM Review past years Activities and Finances. Plans for coming year. Contact Nicholas Warren 07737496746
Guide Headquarters, 33 Melville Street, Edinburgh, EH3 7JF April 16, 2020 at 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm Living Seas: Safeguarding Scotland’s Marine Treasures A Talk about Marine Protected Areas around Scotland and the Trust’s own Living Seas programme by Dr Sam Collin of the SWT. Suggested donation £2. Contact Colin Shepherd 0131 229 5427
TBC, but may involve some car sharing from Edinburgh May 17, 2020 at 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Bluebells and Redstarts at Woodhall Dean A ranger guided walk lead by Lesley Fairweather at Woodhall Dean Reserve near Dunbar. Suggested donation £2. Contact Allan Mathieson 0131 447-8389
7/8 Castle Wynd S, Edinburgh EH1 2JT, UK June 6, 2020 at 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Open Day at Johnstone Terrace Gardens The Trust’s smallest reserve is located in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town, near to Edinburgh Castle. It demonstrates how a small, neglected urban area can be converted into an invaluable wildlife refuge. Hopefully, visitors will find inspiration to improve their own gardens for wildlife. Suggested donation £2. Contact Nicholas Warren 07737496746
Stone pillars at entrance to Roseburn Cliff (junction with Roseburn Terrace), Edinburgh, EH12 6AH June 21, 2020 at 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Walk along the Water of Leith from Roseburn to Dean Village A one way guided walk lead by one of the rangers from the Water of Leith Conservation Trust along the Water of Leith from Roseburn to Dean Village. £5 admission fee. Contact Allan Mathieson 0131 447 8389
TBC, likely Pentlands July 1, 2020 at 7:30 pm – 2:27 am Badger Watching A guided walk to a local badger sett lead by Tricia Alderson. Note: there will be a limit of 8 people per visit. End time depends on Badgers. Suggested donation £5. Contact Allan Mathieson 0131 447 8389
TBC, likely Pentlands July 6, 2020 at 7:30 pm – 2:27 am Badger Watching A guided walk to a local badger sett lead by Tricia Alderson. Note: there will be a limit of 8 people per visit. End time depends on Badgers. Suggested donation £5. Contact Allan Mathieson 0131 447 8389
TBC, likely Pentlands July 9, 2020 at 7:30 pm – 2:27 am Badger Watching A guided walk to a local badger sett lead by Tricia Alderson. Note: there will be a limit of 8 people per visit. End time depends on Badgers. Suggested donation £5. Contact Allan Mathieson 0131 447 8389
TBC, likely Pentlands July 14, 2020 at 7:30 pm – 2:27 am Badger Watching A guided walk to a local badger sett lead by Tricia Alderson. Note: there will be a limit of 8 people per visit. End time depends on Badgers. Suggested donation £5. Contact Allan Mathieson 0131 447 8389
Aberlady nature reserve car park, EH32 0QB July 18, 2020 at 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Moth Trapping and Botany at Aberlady Nature Reserve A ranger led walk with John Harrison through the Aberlady local nature reserve. £3 admission fee. Contact Colin Shepherd 0131 229 5427