Edinburgh and Lothians Greenspace Trust in association with the City of Edinburgh Council (Pentland Hills Regional Park) are holding two public consultations in Colinton on proposals to improve the woodland areas of Bonaly Country Park through the Woodlands In and Around Towns scheme. If you would like a say on these proposals, please come along to one of the consultations.

  • Wednesday 13 September 2017, 5pm to 7pm at Colinton Library
    14 Thorburn Road, Edinburgh, EH13 0BQ
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  • Thursday 21 September 2017, 5pm to 7pm at Bonaly Outdoor Centre
    71 Bonaly Road, Edinburgh, EH13 0PB
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Come along to give your input on woodland management proposals at Bonaly Country Park. All welcome. For further information, contact Ross Woodside on 0131 445 4025, or email him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

A group of people organised by Colinton Amenity Association spent a few days during August 2017 cleaning up Old Redford Road Bridge. There were weeds, small trees and mud on the road surface and mosses and lichens on the stonework. Much of this has now been cleared to show the bridge in a much cleaner light. The Council, who own the bridge, had no resources to do this job, so the only way this job was going to be done was if some volunteers were prepared to do it - so they did. The work was supported by the Council and their structural engineer.

logo-greenflagSpylaw Park is one of 30 public parks in the Lothians to receive the Green Flag award this year. This follows a concerted programme of improvements to the Park over the last two years in which CAA has been in partnership with the City of Edinburgh's Parks Department (who provided most of the funding and implemented many of the improvements to the park area) and with Edinburgh and Lothians Greenspace Trust (who secured additional funding and managed the improvements to the woodlands and to the main access route). CAA also contributed financially, with the funding of new signposts. This is the first time that Spylaw Park has received this award: the Green Flag award is a national standard of excellence for parks and greenspaces throughout the United Kingdom

The Pentland Hills Regional Park experienced a mild but wet winter, but that did not stop the path improvements and tree planting taking place. Issue 43 details these works along with articles relating to the Regional Park in spring and summer;  Moorlands, Biodiversity Surveying and lambing to name but a few. As well as including article from the four area officers who have had a very busy few months. Enjoy! 

Click on the link here to read issue 43 of Pentland Beacon in PDF format:
Pentland Beacon - issue 43

The Pentland Hills Regional Park has seen another busy year. The 2013/14 annual report outlines changes that have taken place in the Natural Heritage Service; with four Natural Heritage Officers now having responsibility for designated areas in the Park. This will help re-establish links with landowners and farmers as well as maintaining the path network.