Mini-best hunt, Pilrig Park, Saturday

The RSPB are going to be running a mini-beast hunt this Saturday (17th September) from 10am until 4pm in Pilrig Park.  They will be setting up in the play park next to Pilrig Street and will be running a number of drop in sessions throughout the day.
At the moment the forecast is for a dry day but please bring along waterproofs if the rain looks like it may start!
Further information can also be found on the Friends of Pilrig Park Facebook page.
Hope to see you there!
Friends of Pilrig Park

Friends of Pilrig Park public meeting: Monday 11 April

(adapted from an email from Friends of Pilrig Park)

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The Friends of Pilrig Park will be holding a public meeting on Monday, 11th April from 6.00-7.30pm at the McDonald Road Library. As always, FoPP is keen to hear your ideas and suggestions about how to continue to improve the park, so please do come along.

Over the last few months FoPP received a lot of comments about the state of the small play park (in particular since the slide was removed after it was deemed unsafe by City of Edinburgh Council). The Council have since said that they will not be replacing this equipment, so it seems unlikely that any further money will be spent on upgrading the play park in the near future. Continue reading

Open data Edinburgh map – planning in context!

Greener Leith’s open data map of Edinburgh is now online at

It brings several open datasets together in one place, including:

  • significant planned developments in the Leith Central Community Council area (including links to the relevant documents on the CEC planning portal)
  • the wider urban planning context (housing land audit completions and schedule, local development plan, protected areas, listed buildings, open spaces, vacant and derelict land) Continue reading

Water of Leith Path clean up Sunday 28th February 10.30am – 1pm

(adapted from a post on Leith Links CC website)

Friends of the Water of Leith Basin


I took a walk along the WoL path recently to look at the spring flowers we planted  and was very disappointed by the amount of rubbish that has accumulated around Coalie Park and along the paths.

A joint cleanup has been arranged with the WoL Conservation trust for Sunday 28th February 10.30am – 1pm.

As usual we are meeting in Coalie Park – this link shows where it is:

Hope to see you there.
Best wishes

Don Giles

Friends of Pilrig Park – February activities

(adapted from an email from Friends of Pilrig Park)

The Friends of Pilrig Park are holding a tidy-up from 10.00am – 12.00pm on Sunday 21st February.  If you are free please come along.  It would be great to see you there and you can join in for as little or as long as you want, depending on how much time you have to spare. Click the graphic for more details:

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