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 the spread of Coronavirus 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.

Due to the current Covid-19 situation all external community activities have been suspended and our project delivery on the ground.

Edinburgh & Lothians Greenspace Trust staff are currently working from home. However, we are keen to keep in contact with the communities that we work with and will be updating our website and social media once we have a clearer idea of timescales.

In addition we will endeavour to continue posting , on Facebook, activities that people can do at home to help them to stay motivated.

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.


We loved seeing everyone for gentle exercise this morning. It was a great way to get moving, stretch our muscles and improve our coordination. Lovely to have a wee chat after too! #seatedexercise #olderadults #gentlemovement #community

A massive thank you to Community Champion Hunters Tryst @Morrisons for supplying food for our Spicy Tomato Soup packs and to Best Bib N Tucker for helping us get them out to community in Oxgangs. We hope you enjoy this recipe, perfect for a rainy day. #community #healthylifestyle

Another busy day with our Friday Fitness Roadshow. We had lots of stop-offs today but we always love a catch up with everyone at the Quarries @DunedinCanmore What a great way to finish the week 🙌 @Goodtreesnc1 #workingtogether #Covid_19 #doorstepdancers

Still lots of opportunity to adopt trees in Edinburgh as part of tree time https://t.co/nD2U29fS5l #themeadows, #bruntsfieldlinks, #hermitageofbraid

Lovely evening for a walk on #braidhills #dailydoesofgreenspace

We wrote for @youthlinkscot on:

💪 the #powerofyouth in decision-making
🌍 taking direct action for wild places
👬 how the Trust engages youth voices through our partnership work
#iwill4nature @naturescot https://t.co/By9RFtOooP

There is an opportunity to #GrowBackBetter from the coronavirus crisis. A #GreenRecovery will benefit everyone in society and tackles climate change along with nature’s decline, creating jobs and protecting the most vulnerable. Join #TheTimeIsNow lobby https://t.co/6bdUBOYZoC

Can't believe we forgot to take a team photo! Our first Zoom Gentle Movement session was brilliant. It was so lovely to see some of Oxgangs Walking Group as well as Seagrove Centre and Cherry Oak Care Home #gentlemovement #connectingcommunities


🥴Are you - or aren't you - worried/scared using #Edinburgh paths after dark??

🙋‍♀️Please answer the @EdinburghUni/@Edinburgh_CC student survey HERE-->https://t.co/vPxHDlgZKD

It will contribute to this @Edinburgh_CC project-->https://t.co/QvyTSaI7JT

@edfoc @WOLCT

Take notice on #WellbeingWednesday - #nature has been thriving during lockdown. So much life to see in our #parks and #greenspaces right now to improve your mood @savebutterflies @ScotPollinators

Over the past year we have been able to replace 43 new street trees thanks to your donations but many more are needed. To help look after Edinburgh's trees for future generations support Tree Time through https://t.co/F8z4lEHatF @Edinburgh_CC @WoodlandTrust

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Quarry Park

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