Fiveways Junction

A major interchange on the north Edinburgh path network is getting a landscape makeover, thanks to funding from the People's Postcode Lottery.

Fiveways - once a key railway junction where three different railway lines met - is now the hub of the North Edinburgh Path Network and is a key junction between various routes. Unique in the area, it is an open space along the path.

Fiveways is a meeting place and a location for events and other activities, but currently consists of little more than some sections of grass surrounding the tarmacked paths which are worn away be people walking on them. The surrounding banks are a mixture of stinging nettles and brambles with woodland beyond. There is nowhere really to stop, other than on the muddy grass, and events that take place often spill over on to the paths, interrupting cycle traffic.

With some imaginative landscaping, the site has great potential to become a destination on the path network and thsi project hopes to turn the area into something special, and to build upon the work we have been doing over the past three years promoting and improving Edinburgh's off-street path network.

We are putting in circular drystone-and-mortar wall around the site, transforming it into a real "place" you feel you have arrived in. In conjunction with the nearby Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, stone carvings are being incorporated into the wall, and local organisations, clubs and individuals are taking part in planting fruit bushes and other plants.

In the surrounding woodland, local volunteers are helping carry out conservation work to clear and improve pathways and undergrowth.

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.

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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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