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.


So excited to start our new Bike Club at @GoodtreesNC yesterday. Great tuition from Sam at @Bridge8Hub, with bikes and helmets provided too.
We still have spaces available, get in touch for more details
#bikeclub #bikeskills #workingtogether

It's Friday, Move n Groove time again! We just love to get moving to some great tunes in the fresh air - sets you up for the day 🤩 #gentleexercise #seatedexercise #Wellbeing

Still time to vote for your favourite park in Edinburgh which closes at noon on the 18th August.

Another sunny day in Hailes Quarry Park with our Redhall walking group @thriveedinburgh #pathsforall #walkingforhealth @EdinburghHSCP

A beautiful day for a relaxing walk in Dreghorn Woods with our Oxgangs walkers @pathsforall @thriveedinburgh #walkingforhealth @EdinburghHSCP

Outdoor yoga for health and relaxation with our Redhall wellbeing group courtesy of the very fabulous @yes_yoga @samhscotland @thriveedinburgh @EdinburghHSCP

Enjoying an elder vinegar dip on our herb walk with Herbal Scotland at Branching Out John Muir Award with the Royal Edinburgh Hospital @EdinburghThrive @NHS_Lothian @johnmuirtrust #herbaltonics #greenspaceisgoodforyou

Some wonderful Green Men and a super-cheesy group photo to celebrate Monday's Lughnasadh at Branching Out with the Access Place @NHS_Lothian @JohnMuirTrust #lughnasadh2022

Find out about our greenspace activities in our latest newsletter https://t.co/zYhuxiHVyi

It was great to be joined by @STVKellyAnn, @KayeNicolson & the team from @STVNews for a live broadcast from our centre,highlighting the work us, @greenspacetrust and other projects are doing to support children, young people and families amidst the cost of living crisis.

Great evening @GoodtreesNC joined by the team at STV News at Six, highlighting the work local projects do to alleviate the pressures in our communities, due to the cost of living crisis. Thanks @jumpedinburgh - lots of fun! Check out the programme on STV Player #workingtogether

Still time to vote for your favourite Edinburgh park @EdinOutdoors

Transforming Hailes
Quarry Park

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