Spylaw Park

August 2012 - We're working with the City of Edinburgh Council and the Colinton Amenity Association (CAA) to help consult the local community on plans to develop and improve Spylaw Park.

The local community feels that Spylaw Park lags behind many other local parks in Edinburgh as a public park, yet is the main central amenity space for the people of Colinton.

Issues raised by members of the community include poor access, especially for people with mobility problems and with pushchairs; overgrown areas and lack of amenities.  The CAA is promoting a Local Community Plan to develop and upgrade the park to meet the needs of local people and are consulting to see what the community feels are the priorities for the park. 

The questionnaire below shows ideas which have already been suggested by members of the community and the CAA would welcome views on the relative priority to be given to these ideas, as well as other suggestions for improvements to the park.

 Click here to take survey

For further information about the Colinton Amenity Association, visit their website here

Publication scheme

Edinburgh & Lothians Greensapce Trust is covered by the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. Under the Act, anyone can ask for information from us. We take part in the the Model Publication Scheme. The publication scheme shows what sort of information we hold and how you can get it. The scheme covers the period from April 2015 to end May 2019.

For those those wishing to make a request for information in paper form, please contact us.

The following documents are available as PDFs for download:

There are currently three open job vacancies with ELGT: we are looking for a Shale Trail Project Manager, a Finance & Office Manager and a Projects Officer. Please see below for more details on each role.

To apply for any of these vacancies, please download an application form and return to us by the date specified.



Part-time, 28 hours/week; £30,000 (pro rata); temporary contract to October 2020
Closing date: Monday 29 April, 5pm

We are looking to appoint a part-time Shale Trail Project Manager to oversee all aspects of development and delivery of the new Shale Trail project in West Lothian.

ELGT Job Advert Shale Trail Apr 2019
ELGT Shale Trail Project Manager Job Pack


Part-time, 30 hours/week; £28,000 (pro rata)
Closing date: Wednesday 1 May, 12noon

We are looking to appoint a new Finance & Office Manager to have responsibility for financial and accounting functions and to assist the Chief Executive in the smooth and efficient operation of the Trust.

ELGT Job Advert Finance Office Manager Apr 2019
ELGT Finance Office Manager Job Pack Apr 2019


Full-time, 35 hours/week; £25,000
Closing date: Wednesday 1 May, 12noon

We are looking to appoint a Projects Officer to assist the Project Programme Manager in the delivery and development of greenspace and other woodland and green network projects as part of the ELGT annual work programme.

ELGT Job Advert Projects Officer Apr 2019
ELGT Projects Officer Job Pack

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