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.


Catch up on the latest activities from ELGT

Our project, Out & About, is running a litter in Moredun this afternoon. All welcome #litterpick #moredun #community @GoodtreesNC

And relax! All that bouncing and dancing and hula hooping and skipping is hard work! Always time to stretch and relax 😌 So great working with @GoodtreesNC getting young people fit and healthy @iThriveEdin @MHFScot #balance #play #beoutside

What a fab session with @Canongateyouth youth as part if their summer programme yesterday. We enjoyed a silent disco walk to the woods, hula hooping and dancing! #befree #outdoors #movementismedicine #musicismedicine #dumbiedykes

Who doesn't love a space hopper race?! Feel good and fun activities to keep young people fit outside. Great to work with Goodtrees @GoodtreesNC @iThriveEdin @MHFScot #wellbeing #movementforhealth

Circuit training, space hopper races, skipping and tug of war! Fun fitness with @GoodtreesNC senior group!

Story sticks and smelly cocktails with our Moredun Walking Adventures this week. It was lovely to come into the shade and enjoy nature together #woodland #healthylifestles #outandabout #community #moredun

Great fun today in Redford woods decorating wood cookies, finding lots of bugs and making sun photos. More next week! @MODCovenant

Interesting report on participation in outdoor activities in Scotland. @EdinOutdoors

Opportunity for green micro grants from @EdinUniLocal

Thank you for promoting the project at #littlefrancepark @EdinOutdoors

What a fabulously sunny and busy day in the garden at @GoodtreesNC and our wee allotment too - lots of progress being made! Well done to all our volunteers 👏👏 #workingtogether #wellbeing #WellbeingWednesday #communitygarden #growyourown

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