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Countryside of the Lothians

Discover the countryside of The Lothians on your doorstep or on holiday



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
A vital conservation charity protecting Scotland's coast, wilderness, wildlife and countryside for the good of all. Funded largely by donations, membership is very affordable, comes with a raft of benefits and supports their work.

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Latest News

RSS News – Scottish Wildlife Trust Lothians
  • AGM Postponed 18th May 2020
    Due to COVID-19 we have postponed AGM meeting until September 17th.  Please find documents related to the AGM below. Chair’s Report 2020 Summary of accounts for 2019-20 Proposed committee 2020  
  • Events Postponed 9th April 2020
    Due to COVID-19 all our events have been cancelled until end of June. We are reviewing the situation periodically.
  • Aberlady Nature Reserve Visit 20th July 2019
    A few pictures from the recent SWT Lothians visit to Aberlady Nature Reserve.
  • GH Lockdown 6th May 2020
    Some of are lucky enough to live within walking distance of the River Tyne, and so despite lockdown have been able to go out looking for Giant Hogweed (// All these sightings have been added to the master map - see extract below. Where we haven't yet done any surveys we keep last year's sightings, […]
    David Quarendon
  • Facebook Posts Visible Again 26th April 2020
    David Quarendon
  • Giant Hogweed Program Gathering Pace 19th March 2020
    Our Giant Hogweed program is gathering pace. To support the farmers who are doing the actual treatment, we now have around 20 volunteer spotters. On Monday half of us met for basic training. The other half were due to meet tomorrow, so we've switched that to doing it over skype/phone. The good news is that […]
    David Quarendon
RSS Lothians Conservation Volunteers News Items
  • 2020 AGM held successfully 15th May 2020
    We held our AGM on 12th May, using videoconferencing due the COVID-19 outbreak. As a result, here is the list of committee members for 2020/21.
  • Arrangements for 2020 Annual General Meeting 19th April 2020
    Due to the social distancing measures required by the COVID-19 outbreak, the LCV AGM this year will be held by videoconference.
  • Coordinator's Comments 18th March 2020
    We are completing another successful season of LCV tasks where we visited a variety of established and new sites. We are due to start a new season soon but with the COVID-19 outbreak this has been delayed in accordance with government advice. Please check the website for updates.
RSS Latest Countryside and wildlife News from East Lothian Council
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