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Visit West Lothian - Things to do
Select from categories including Country Parks, Walking, Adventure, Nature & Wildlife, Cycling...

Visit East Lothian - Explore
Some information on the countryside and wildlife but more in the walking category.

Parks and Woodland - West Lothian
West Lothian is home to three great country parks as well as a host of open spaces and park land...

Countryside Sites - East Lothian
Details of country parks, nature reserves and other contryside sites in East Lothian.

Lothians Conservation Volunteers
The Lothians Conservation Volunteers carry out practical nature conservation work...

Lothian & Borders - Ramblers
Details of all the Ramblers walking groups in the area.

Scottish Wildlife Trust - Lothians Group
Join like minded people with a programme of walks and talks.

East Lothian Countryside Volunteers
We are a posse of over 200 volunteers who help look after the countryside in East Lothian...

The Countryside Ranger Service
Details of events and activities run by the Ranger Service at Active East Lothian.

East Lothian, North Berwick and Dunbar Walks
WalkHighlands presents detailed local walks.

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The National Trust for Scotland
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Latest News

RSS News – Scottish Wildlife Trust Lothians
  • Untitled 20th October 2020
    We are, briefly, in the Courier again this week
    David Quarendon
  • To Whom It May Concern 5th October 2020
    ELCV offers a range of courses, one of which is the Digging Awareness Course – which is designed to cover most low level Hogweed digging offences. ELCV offer this course for educational purposes as an alternative to excommunication and penalty points, to encourage diggers to alter their attitude towards slapdash digging and the potential consequences […]
    David Quarendon
  • We Won! 30th September 2020
    Our Giant Hogweed Eradication Programme was not just a finalist, but the winner of the Enhancing the Environment category in the Scottish Land and Estates Helping It Happen Awards! The full video of all the categories is here on YouTube. Our video starts at minute 31, and the winner is announced at min 32.20, the […]
    David Quarendon
RSS Lothians Conservation Volunteers News Items
  • Tasks restarting 26th September 2020
    After a review of the Scottish Government guidance and associated regulations, we are pleased to announce that we can resume our conservation tasks. Since LCV is a registered charity, we are permitted to carry out "organised activities" taking place outdoors for those over 18. Our first task is on 4th October, in Midlothian. Please keep […]
  • New tasks for September 17th August 2020
    We are pleased to announce five more tasks for the month of September. Due to COVID-19 we are updating the programme on a monthly basis and tasks may be cancelled at short notice. Please note: Tasks will run rather differently while the outbreak is ongoing, depending on the measures required. Volunteers are strongly encouraged to […]
  • COVID-19 infection mitigation rules for LCV Minibus 9th August 2020
    Volunteers should ideally meet LCV on site before each task as this maintains effective social distancing. However, we believe that we can resume limited use of our minibus, with limited volunteer numbers and mitigations in place that we have developed after consulting the Scottish Government guidance for public transport operators. We have developed a policy […]
RSS Latest Countryside and wildlife News from East Lothian Council
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