Friends AGM

Notice Of Annual General Meeting

Wednesday 2nd October 2019 at 6pm

in

McDonald Road Library (Nelson Hall)

GUEST SPEAKER:

Richard Dark who is Fundraising and Communications Manager for the Tree Time Initiative.

“The Valuable Role played by our City Trees”

It has been calculated that Edinburgh needs to plant 6,500 trees every year over the coming years to compensate for those we lose through old age and disease.

The AGM starts at 6pm and the Speaker at 6.30

refreshments will be served prior to the AGM

ALL WELCOME

The Friends go West!

Group

On Wednesday 29th May, seven Friends of Hopetoun Crescent Garden took the 44 bus out to the Water of Leith Visitor Centre at Slateford for our Annual Walk.  There we met up with Helen, our walk leader, and experienced a truly wonderful walk with a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic leader.

Less than 10 minutes into the walk upstream, we spent a lot of time watching a female otter1otter as she hunted for fish – and learnt that female otters like about 24 miles of river to themselves!

We learnt a great deal about the history of the Water of Leith; of the mills along its length; of the various wealthy land owners and the flora and fauna of the river.

It was an inspiring, over an hour long walk, and we wished more members had been able to come along.

Thanks to Olive Hill for organising and especially thanks to Helen Brown  for opening our eyes to the beauty on our doorstep.

AND DON’T FORGET THE GARDEN PARTY ON THE 23RD OF JUNE!!!

FOOD WINE AND MUSIC.

There are a some pictures from the walk in the Gallery here.

 

New Posts

Scott Thomson (our Park Officer) offered HCG these tree markers to replace the very badly vandalised plaques, and, after a lot of thought and after one destined for Figgate Park was brought to HCG for the Committee to see, we were pleased to say yes.

They will obviously weather in time and we hope that the ‘wood’ rubbing of the leaves will be liked by young folk and other brass rubbing enthusiasts.