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

With restrictions being eased, we are optimistically looking forward to the months ahead. We are delighted that our small exercise groups will be starting with safety measures in place. 

We have certainly missed seeing our friends and the local communities we serve. You can keep up to date with our activities on the Out and About Facebook page.

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. There will be lots of opportunities to participate through the Thrive Collective

There are lots of great play parks in Edinburgh and Lothians so why not visit some including the new play park at Pentland Community Centre

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.

Stay safe everyone.

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.


Today is ELGT's 30th anniversary. Ruth Briggs, Trustee on the Board of Directors, has been involved with ELGT for 21 years and has seen the amazing growth of the trust. Ruth details ELGT's achievements over the last 30 years.

#Edinburgh #Scotland #Greenspace

ELGT has reached an exciting milestone and is celebrating its 30th anniversary today. Dr Kate Broughton, Chair of ELGT has a few words on the extraordinary achievements ELGT has achieved over the last 30 years.

#Edinburgh #Scotland

We enjoyed making notebooks and printing with leaves with Annie Lord this morning, then writing some tree-inspired poetry to fill the pages #branchingout @NHS_Lothian

Great to see the local wildlife flourishing. @EdinWildlife

Father’s Day is just around the corner. On Sunday 20th of June, give him a meaningful gift by dedicating a tree through Tree Time.

#FathersDay #FathersDay2021 #fathersdaygifts #Edinburgh #Scotland

From pot to plate! Gorgeous microgreens salad from Dreghorn Nursery garden today. Looking forward to making radish slaw next week. @MODCovenant #eatlocal #growyourown

ELGT are working with @TheBotanics and @Edinburgh_CC to develop plans for an arboretum at Leith Links. See the designs and take the survey below.

Survey closes on 18th June. #trees #arboretum #leithlinks


Walking in nature is good for the soul! #moredunwoods #moredun #movementforhealth

We embraced the wind at Move & Groove this morning and felt great for it! #moveandgroove #gentlemovement #oxgangs

Please RT. Our new walking group starts today! 😊 #walkingforhealth #healthwalk #community #walkandtalk #MondayMotivation

Our baby in buggy group today in Gracemount. So great to connect new parents/carers and get the benefits of being outside. Everywhere is looking so lush! Email kim@elgt.org.uk for more info #gracemount #walkingforhealth #buggywalk

Transforming Hailes
Quarry Park

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