Our mission – to provide everyone in Edinburgh and the Lothians with access to quality greenspaces, which can help to improve their health & wellbeing

Covid-19 Update

With restrictions being eased, we are optimistically looking forward to the months ahead. We are delighted that our small exercise groups will be starting with safety measures in place. 

We have certainly missed seeing our friends and the local communities we serve. You can keep up to date with our activities on the Out and About Facebook page.

In the meantime, we encourage everyone to visit their valuable local greenspaces. They offer you the chance to take part in daily exercise, to de-stress and engage with nature while also helping to improve your overall health and wellbeing. There will be lots of opportunities to participate through the Thrive Collective

There are lots of great play parks in Edinburgh and Lothians so why not visit some including the new play park at Pentland Community Centre

You can also be kept up to date through our social media pages on Twitter and Facebook.

I hope that this is of some reassurance to you and if there is anything else you think we could do, or if you would like to discuss things further, then please do not hesitate to get in touch through our contact page.

Stay safe everyone.

Since 1991 we have been working to improve greenspaces for the benefit of people through practical environmental and educational projects in partnership with local communities and health-focused initiatives as a way to support more people getting outdoors. Our projects are designed to benefit people, wildlife, landscape and heritage and to help connect people with their natural environment.

By providing a comprehensive portfolio of environmental project development, management and fundraising services, we help ensure everyone has an equal opportunity to enjoy their natural environment.


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Happy Earth Day #EarthDay2021. Why not show your love for trees and our planet by supporting @TreeTimeEdin

Excited to be starting a new programme with a great group of young people from Action for Children. Over the next few weeks we will be doing conservation activities in #craigmillarcastlepark and Sandys Community Centre to help build their skills and confidence.

Great to see so many community gardens across the city. @EdinOutdoors

We just loved working with the young people at @GoodtreesNC, developing a plan to make their outdoor space flexible and more useable for them and other groups who usually access the centre. Well done! Thanks to @choices_for #workingtogether

Another fabulous walk with our Oxgangs Tuesday Group today, mixed up with some simple strength & balance moves and a fun memory game with cool actions to keep us moving. Fabulous to be out walking & talking #walkingforhealth #walkingandtalking #wellbeing

It would be great to see photos of bluebells in Edinburgh & the Lothians. @EdinOutdoors @ELCrangers

Beautiful day to be out with the Craigmillar Walking Group and Craigmillar Community Grows #craigmillarcastlepark @scotforestry

This was just a wee warm up to get everyone moving before we started the hard work in the garden! It’s really taking shape now - it’s just fabulous to be out with you guys again @GoodtreesNC #Wellbeing

Just look at that paint work. Our young people got stuck into improving our outdoor space last Wednesday with our friends from @greenspacetrust greenspacetrust . They’re back today, to finish what they started. What colours will they be adding? #paint #garden #spring #summer

What a fabulous sunny day for our Tuesday Oxgangs Walk. We enjoyed walking through what was the old City Hospital - importantly some wonderful chat going on! Also delighted to be joined by Community Champion Karen at Hunters Tryst Morrisons #walkingforhealth #walkandtalk #health

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