The Lothians Conservation Volunteers carry out practical nature conservation work every weekend in and around Edinburgh and the Lothians for the benefit of wildlife, people and the environment.
Whether it was removing tree tubes at Waterheads, doing scrub management at Granton Castle Walled Garden, removing saplings on bogs, or continuing the great battle with Rhododendron at Whim, Gifford, and Humbie, there were plenty of tasks to get our boots dug in this summer.
Antonia has joined the committee to improve LCV's engagement with new and returning volunteers. Our first step in this direction is to trial online booking; please see the tasks page for details.
At the beginning of June 2023, we finally returned to our annual summer residential task for the first time since 2019. A group of 8 LCV volunteers travelled to Kilmartin for one week to help NatureScot at Taynish National Nature Reserve (NNR) and Moine Mhor National Nature Reserve. For some of us it was the first time, for others it was a welcomed return to these stunning wildlife sanctuaries.