COVID-19 outbreak: The tasks up to and including the 14th February 2021 have been cancelled. Please keep checking the task list page for updates.
On 2021-01-20 the Scottish Government updated the protection levels (tiers) assigned to various areas of the country as part of the strategic framework for control of coronavirus in Scotland. As parts of efforts to suppress the new faster-spreading coronavirus strain, the whole of mainland scotland including Edinburgh has been placed remain in extended Tier 4 measures. While the restrictions in both tier 3 and tier 4 continue to allow us to run tasks outdoors, the LCV trustees feel that in light of the rapidly changing situation and the express guidance to reduce contact we cannot in good conscience run tasks. Therefore all tasks up to and including the 14th of February are cancelled. We will review the situation after 2nd February 2021; hopefully the news will be better and we can resume our activities.
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, scything the meadow at Springfield Mill in Midlothian and we've now added some more tasks up to the end of November! Please keep checking the tasks page for further updates.