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

As we gradually return to normal 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 and Out & About

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.

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.


Please vote for our project at Tesco stores to help us fundraise for our woodland activities project @tesconews @greenspacescot

Cheering up this January afternoon with fresh air and gentle movement! Oh and a good old chat! ❤ So good to get moving again. #healthylifestyles #moveandgroove #outandabout

Changes to the management of grassy areas in Edinburgh are helping butterflies cope with the impacts of climate change https://t.co/LYH0xiTBi3

Our CEO Charlie Cumming describing the support and benefits of 'Wee Forests'. @nature_scot @Earthwatch_Eur @EdinOutdoors @TreeTimeEdin

Please RT Who fancies joining us for a community clean up in Gracemount? 😎 It will be so great to get some fresh air, gentle exercise and make a difference to the environment. #litterpick #communitymatters #keepscotlandbeautiful

Its is great to kick start the Queens Green Canopy in East Lothian. You can help support the initiative through https://t.co/ME6o0VumTh

Support us now for your chance to win a £1000 Sainsbury's Gift Card https://t.co/kl1vg9YCza #EdinburghLotto via @EdinburghLotto

What an amazing day we had planting the #WeeForests at Peacocktail Close. A big thank you to everyone who came along and did such a great job planting the trees! @nature_scot @Earthwatch_Eur @CraigmillarNow @EdinOutdoors @TreeTimeEdin

Delighted that you had a good day planting up the #WeeForest at Craigmillar

A very proud moment for our Oxgangs and Inch Park jogging groups today, as they completed their first Park Run ❤ The beginners Couch 2 5K groups were set up as part of @EdinburghThrive project. Not only are people feeling healthier they have met new friends in their community..

Please vote for our woodland activities project through Tesco in the following stores; Colinton, Bruntsfield, Craiglockhart, Gracemount & Niddrie from January to March. Please support us next time you shop at Tesco!#communitygrants @greenspacescot @tesconews

Join the local friends group to help tidy up Burdiehouse Burn Valley Park this Saturday @EdinOutdoors

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