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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.
  • Many Small Steps and One Giant Leap 1st July 2020
    One of our Giant Hogweed spotter couples surveyed the River Tyne in Vogrie Park recently, and confirmed there is still none - i.e. it hasn't spread upstream from the major source of infestation just down from the A68. Good news. But on the way back home they noticed what looked like dozens of plants near […]
    David Quarendon
  • 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
RSS Lothians Conservation Volunteers News Items
  • Niamh Ni Nagy joins the committee 14th July 2020
    Niamh has joined the committee as our Fundraiser. This is an important role as fundraising allows us to provide tools, equipment and training to our volunteers. Many thanks to Niamh for taking this on. LCV would also like to thank Meryl Norris for her work over the years
  • Summer task list 23rd June 2020
    Our Summer task programme is now available. Please be aware that due to COVID-19 we will be 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. Initially there will be no minibus […]
  • Coronavirus volunteering policy statement 11th June 2020
    LCV believe that we can resume tasks once Scotland enters Phase 3 of the Scottish Government lockdown exit roadmap. This assumes that social distancing measures will be relaxed further once Phase 3 begins. The earliest date on which this can occur is 9th July. As part of the process we have prepared a position statement […]
RSS Latest Countryside and wildlife News from East Lothian Council
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