Water Of Leith Conservation Trust, Edinburgh

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updated on 30/07/2020

Opening Times

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SaturdaySa
10:00 – 16:00
SundaySu
10:00 – 16:00
MondayMo
10:00 – 16:00
TuesdayTu
10:00 – 16:00
WednesdayWe
10:00 – 16:00
ThursdayTh
10:00 – 16:00
FridayFr
10:00 – 16:00
Closed.
Opens in  5 h 53 min.
5 h 53 min

Official Data

Official Name
THE WATER OF LEITH CONSERVATION TRUST
Reg. office address
HERITAGE CENTRE, 24 LANARK ROAD, EH14 1TQ, EDINBURGH, City of Edinburgh Scotland
Company Number
SC114294
Jurisdiction
Scotland
SIC Code
85590 - Other education n.e.c.
94990 - Activities of other membership organizations n.e.c.
Date of Incorporation
01 Nov 1988
Company Type
PRI/LBG/NSC (Private, Limited by guarantee, no share capital, use of 'Limited' exemption)

Description

The Water of Leith Conservation Trust works to conserve and enhance the river, its heritage and wildlife: The Trust promotes education and recreation through the Visitor Centre, and works with volunteers and community groups to deliver over 50 river clean-ups and habitat improvement tasks annually. Operating since 1988, it was the first river charity to be established in Scotland. Support our work by becoming a member, sending a donation or joining the hundred strong team of volunteers who are involved in projects on the river and in running the Visitor Centre. The Water of Leith Conservation Trust works to conserve and enhance the river, its heritage and wildlife.


Company description
The Water of Leith Conservation Trust was established in 1988 by residents concerned about Edinburgh's river and its future. A ‘friends of’ group and charity to protect Edinburgh’s river. (SC000015). From small beginnings this voluntary organisation grew and in 1997 the Trust was successful in obtaining funding from the Millennium Commission, with match funding principally from City of Edinburgh Council and LEEL, for a £5 million capital project to complete the Water of Leith walkway and renovate the Slateford School house into the Water of Leith Visitor Centre.
Explore Edinburgh’s hidden natural asset, the Water of Leith. Flowing for 24 miles from its source in the Pentland Hills, the river winds its way through the heart of our capital to its outflow into the Firth of Forth at Leith. Once Edinburgh’s industrial heartland, the valley was host to over 70 mills harnessing the power of the water to produce paper, fabric, and flour with the river mouth supporting a vibrant dock and boat building industry. Today the river is home to a wide diversity of plants and animals from wild garlic and orchids to brown trout, heron, kingfisher and otter, and can be explored on foot or bike along the 12 3/4 mile Water of Leith Walkway.
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Educational Services, Recreation
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