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

ELGT aims to re-connect people with their local greenspaces by encouraging everyone to visit and value them. We 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 are lots of opportunities to participate through the award winning Out & About programme and the Thrive Collective

There are lots of great parks and woodlands in Edinburgh and Lothians so why not visit some including the awarding winning Craigmillar Castle Park

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

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.

ELGT 30th Anniversary

ELGT has reached an exciting milestone and celebrated our 30th anniversary.

Over the last 30 years the trust’s mission has been to provide quality greenspaces to people in Edinburgh and the Lothians to improve mental health and wellbeing. ELGT run an inspiring, ground-breaking, and imaginative programme of environmental and community projects that enables us to work for the benefit of people, wildlife, landscape, and heritage.

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.


The #weeforest has been a wonderful project as it provides a great opportunity to teach young people about the wonders of nature #outdoorlearning @nature_scot @Earthwatch_Eur

Great article about the benefits of active travel and good to get a mention about the work we did at #LittleFrancePark @EdinOutdoors

Thank you for sharing the progress of the path upgrade along the Water of Leith. #ActiveTravel

Find out about the latest greenspace activities https://t.co/BLkUlIBGLI

Fantastic work done clearing himalayan balsam and tidying up paths on Blackford Hill by these volunteers from @BaillieGifford yesterday! #blackfordhill #getoutdoors #workingtogether @EdinOutdoors

Starting tomorrow! Move n Groove at The Quarries in Gilmerton! Very gentle exercise with some fun tunes, with stretching to improve your balance and stability 😊
Get in touch if you'd like to take part in thus free activity - everyone welcome!
#gentleexercise #Wellbeing

Wonderful afternoon out with the Goodtrees gang, as part of our intergenerational programme, at Saughton Park. A picnic in the sunshine with ice cream & cakes too! First time to the park for lots of these guys, they loved it! #intergenerational #workingtogether #makingithappen

Cambridge street house Branching Out group enjoying time with @jumpedinburgh #johnmuiraward
And making mandalas

Fancy a Staycation this summer? Get your tickets NOW and be in the draw on 25th June for your chance to win a Forest Holiday! https://t.co/BHSf7hOySp #EdinburghLotto via @EdinburghLotto

Big thanks to the @thistlecharity group this morning for clearing rubbish in the streets and #craigmillarcastlepark #cleanerstreets

Thanatosis; is the scientific term for pretending to be dead, which is how many insects hide from predators. Why go along to your local greenspace this #InsectWeek22 to see if you can find any hiding insects @insectweek.

The team from @motorolaUK did a great job at #westburnwoods. It looks like everyone had a good time. @prospectch

Transforming Hailes
Quarry Park

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