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

ELGT realise that the Coronavirus pandemic is a difficult and worrying time for everyone and I can assure that we are following all the current advice and information from Health Protection Scotland and the UK and Scottish Governments.

We are really excited to be restarting some of our outdoor activities with small groups and social distancing in place. We hope to be able to bring back many more activities very soon to the local communities we serve but only when it is safe to do so. We anticipate opening our ELGT office towards the early autumn if the Scottish government’s guidelines permit.

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. 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.

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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A fantastic effort from Goodtrees Jogging Group this morning! So great to get out in the sunshine, improving our health & well-being @jogscotland @NHS_Lothian @Edinburgh_CC #outandabouted #beginnersjogging #community

Find out about the latest updates from ELGT https://t.co/iPYycnyDTm

Thanks again to our community partners for our sessions with you @PilmenyDevProj @greenspacetrust @northerncorrid1 Advocacy Western Isles @tsiMORAY @ArranCVS @VANLinfo Looking forward to hearing more about communities from @tsiMoray and Perth Climate Cafe's @Cimate_cafe today https://t.co/vMyUq0VPOd

Park Life - AGM Details and Background Information: https://t.co/IoswkMaR3x

Thank you for the online Gentle Fitness classes! Our clients really enjoyed taking part in these fun activities 🙂 https://t.co/GPGsPC8I45

It was the last session of Zoom Gentle Fitness today. It has been a great way to keep people connected and taking part in gentle exercise. And always great to have a wee chat afterwards. Out & About team #stayconnected #gentleexercise

An uplifting health walk exploring local woodland with @Goodtreesnc1 families yesterday. We learned about the mysterious elder tree and other trees around us. #healthwalk #outdoorlearning #wellbeing

It was a breezy afternoon in Oxgangs today. We planted sage seeds to take home and grow. We also gave out food packs with apple recipes for our participants to make at home. #growathome #beoutside #outandabouted #oxgangs #community #localgreenspace

This analysis includes learning from @ConnectingNBS #H2020 project covering #naturebasedsolutions and:
- Co-creating
- Improving quality of life
- Challenges and opportunities of implementation

@GlasgowCC and @greenspacescot are @ConnectingNBS project partners https://t.co/ly5st6lzWz

Bawsinch reserve 2day. Scores of speckled woods plus a sole peacock. 2 common darters and possibly a thrush (?) high in the treetops making a strange churring sound I had not heard before. @EdinburghNats @ScotWildlife @RSPBEdinburghLG @ScotlandBds @BC_Scotland #Edinburgh

#DYK - 180 invasive species in Scotland?😮

Read more in this great article from @BBCHighlands highlighting non-native invasive species and their impacts in Scotland.

#invasivespecies
@nature_scot @BBCScotlandNews

https://t.co/fTEY925FCy

It's #CarFreeDay! 🚫🚗 One of the most serious threats to wildlife is pollution: carbon dioxide emissions make oceans more acidic, endangering marine life while polluted air poses a serious risk to our own health.

Discover how you can make a difference 👉 https://t.co/ecC9SC2shD

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