Healthspace PROJECT ENDED
Union Canal Unlocked
Edinburgh Canal Festival
Canal Clean Ups
We continue to make an impact on the condition of the Canal, completing regular clean ups. We have a good turn out of volunteers for the Clean Ups and although we have often struggled with bad weather we have been impressed with our volunteers enthusiasm and willingness to talk to members of the public about the importance of their volunteer role in looking after the canal and surrounding environment.
Health Matters Funded walks April-October 2017
Monthly walks from Spring to Autumn created for the community covering different stretches of the towpath between Calders and Edinburgh Quay. Each walk will incorporate different topics and activities such as Canal History, Canal Environment, Wild & Medicinal Food and Willow Art. All of the walks will lead to enhanced health and wellbeing improvements for participants by encouraging them to exercise and enjoy a local natural resource on their doorstep.
Participants will have the opportunity to enjoy a canal boat trip aboard our very own Lochrin Belle and see their area from a different perspective.
The walks are available to all members of the public, for further information and dates please contact on 0131 261 8529 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteers meet every second Tuesday to undertake environmental conservation tasks and explore the natural heritage of the Union Canal in Edinburgh through a variety of creative activities and citizen science projects. Participants aim to earn the nationally recognised John Muir Award at Discovery Level; some may decide to continue to work towards the Explorer Level Award. Our HealthSpace participants can also count some of their Monday sessions towards the Award.