The Colinton environment is enjoyed by many and we should look after it. This section will provide information on environmental issues and initiatives.
If you need to report something to the City of Edinburgh Council you can do it at the Councils On-line reporting system
The Environment/Roads Walkabouts have restarted again and Colinton's first one will take place on Thursday 1st June 2017.
Water of Leith Trust need some help from volunteers
The Water of Leith Trust are looking for a volunteers to map the presence of Himalayan Balsam (HB) along the Water of Leith from the Visitor Centre to Balerno.
This information will feed into a weed management plan covering all of Edinburgh’s Natural Heritage Sites. This will lead to a more strategic approach to weed control and hopefully unlock more funding to make this happen leading to a healthier Water of Leith.
Whilst HB is still in flower, we are very keen to get this species surveyed so we have an understanding of where it is present on the Water of Leith itself as well as on adjacent ground. The window isn’t that big as HB is starting to set seed which makes it harder to spot, so we really want to crack into this over the next couple of weeks.
New Estate Environment Walkabout Plan
The South West Locality has been looking at a better structure for the local Walkabouts. This is where local community bodies get together and look at what potential environmental improvements might be considered. The proposal will remove "service" issues from the discussions which will be held twice* a year and concentrate on reviewing areas in the community where money might be better spent making an area more attractive.
Colinton Community Council wishes to work with the various constituted bodies in Colinton as well as community members to examine what we can do to make Colinton a better place.
Download the Walkabout Appendices Examples of Walkabout Suggestions & Service Issues
* It is possible that this may only occur once a year.
Edinburgh Living Landscapes
Edinburgh Living Landscape is a long-term, city-wide programme being carried out by City of Edinburgh Council in partnership with the Scottish Wildlife Trust, Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh, Edinburgh and Lothians Greenspace Trust and Greensurge. The programme is made-up of a range of projects that will create, restore and connect green areas of the city to make attractive and biodiverse landscapes, enjoyed by residents and visitors.
Welcome to the latest edition of the Pentland Beacon. If you haven’t explored these (virtual) pages before, you’re in for a treat. The Beacon collates articles from outdoor professionals across the Pentland Hills area, letting you know what’s been happening in the hills, and about upcoming activities.
Plans are being drawn up for a week of volunteer public tree planting at Dreghorn and Castlelaw Ranges on the edge of the Pentlands this May.
The Woodland Trust is marking the 100th anniversary of World War I by planting Centenary Woods in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales. Download the latest version of Pentland Beacon HERE Pentland Hills Regional Park website