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.


Reductions in anxiety, stress and blood pressure have all been linked to regularly work in the garden. Have you joined the garden gym? https://t.co/ixIZE6sbkD #NationalAllotmentsWeek

Oxgangs community was so happy to receive well-being packs from @EdinburghThrive & @networkrail. As well as healthy food packs donated by @Morrisons and our project Out & About. Big thanks to everyone and Best Bib N Tucker for their support! #teamwork #community

This years 🌿#NationalAllotmentsWeek we're shining a light on the key role that community growing and allotment groups play in the health and wellbeing of people and communities. Help us celebrate your work by sharing your videos, photos and stories 🌻

A forest garden with 500 edible plants could lead to a sustainable future https://t.co/ofqIboKBaI via @NatGeo

Planning with nature in mind benefits people, wildlife, environment and the economy. FREE download "Landscape and Urban Design for Bats and Biodiversity" https://t.co/QQsbgYrhm2

All three Green Cities webinars are available to download and watch for free from the TCPA's website. A great introduction to planning for green infrastructure.



Sanctuary in the city: how urban parks saved our summer https://t.co/G89EyOzDTV

It's #NationalAllotmentWeek and this year’s theme is ‘Growing Food for Health and Wellbeing’
Growing your own has amazing benefits for both physical and mental health, starting with a supply of fresh, seasonal fruit and veg!
What’s the star of the show on your allotment?

Parks and green spaces are important for our mental health – but we need to make sure that everyone can benefit https://t.co/cTmqE8X9xo via @ConversationUK

Delighted to be part of the @EdinburghThrive services

Anyone else see butterflies in #MidmarPaddock this weekend? If you did, remember to record them for the #BigButterfly Count (which finished yesterday, but still time to get your records in!) https://t.co/bLKmSvNL8D https://t.co/1oc8cmRcIq

Street trees available for adoption. See https://t.co/nD2U29fS5l for more information. @WoodlandTrust #fairmileheadpark, #oxgangs

Transforming Hailes
Quarry Park

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