Announcements

COVID-19 outbreak: As of 21st March 2022 all major restrictions have been lifted. Our task programme will continue as before.

From 1st April we have significantly increase the number of volunteers permitted in our minibus. While full capacity won't be achieved for a while yet, we hope this will make it easier for you to come on task with us. Face-masks (unless exempt) will continue to be required on our minibus.

Lateral flow testing is no longer generally available. As before, volunteers who are experiencing symptoms should not attend tasks

Coordinator's Comments

With Spring on its way and lighter restrictions, we are excited to present you with another full quarter of conservation activities around the Lothian. [More]

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Rob Hutchinson joins the committee

Rob has joined the committee as our Tools Officer, responsible for keeping all our tools in good working order. Many thanks to Rob for taking this on. LCV would also like to thank Edith Lendak for her work over the years

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Coordinator's Comments

As 2021 ends, we can proudly say that despite the global pandemic carrying on, LCV has had a busy year with tasks all around the Lothian. And as 2022 begins, we can only hope that the coming year will be as filled up as its first semester. You will find a variety of tasks for the first three months of the year in our task programme and we hope that you will be able to join us on many of them. [More]

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Winter task list

Our winter programme for the new year is now available.

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New Publicity Officer

Laura Marsh, our publicity officer has stepped down. We thank Laura for all her work over the years. Fortunately, Katie Koehler, who has been managing our social media presence for 2 years now has taken over the publicity role. There may have been some slight delays in response to emails during the transition; thanks for your patience

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New Year tasks announced

We've added a couple of tasks for the Christmas and New Year period to the programme. Enjoy!

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Autumn task list

Our autumn task programme is now available.

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Minibus capacity increased

Due to the relaxation in social distancing requirements beyond level 0, we have increased our minibus capacity from 4 to 6 places on a trial basis. We still request that volunteers who are able make their own way to the task site wherever possible, both to reduce close contact and leave spaces free for those without transport. Face coverings are still mandatory and our other safety measures such as assigned seating plans and ventilation are still in place. [More]

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Summer task list

Our summer task programme is now available.

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Tasks outside Edinburgh restart 2nd May

We are pleased to announce that we are restarting tasks outside Edinburgh from the 2nd of May! Please see the tasks page for further updates. [More]

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Tasks restarting in April

We are pleased to announce that we are resuming our conservation tasks. From 11th April we shall restart tasks in the Edinburgh area, and (hopefully) we will be able to have tasks further afield from May. [More]

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Task cancellations

Due to the continuing high level of risk from Coronavirus, we have cancelled our tasks up to and including the 14th of February. It is likely that further cancellations will follow. Please click through to the tasks page for the latest updates

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Winter task list

Our winter programme for the new year is now available.

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Introduction of protection levels - tasks continue

On 2020-10-29 the Scottish Government the protection levels (tiers) assigned to various areas of the country as part of the strategic framework for control of coronavirus in scotland. Edinburgh and surrounding areas are in tier 3. The restrictions in tier 3 continue to allow us to run tasks outdoors. [More]

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Tasks restarting - tasks until end November

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. [More]

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New tasks for September

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 make their own way to the site as places on our minibus are extremely limited due to social distancing requirements. There are also be additional instructions on the day to ensure social distancing and hygiene.

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Niamh Ni Nagy joins the committee

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

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Summer task list

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 transport and volunteers will be required to make their own way to the site. There will also be additional instructions on the day to ensure social distancing and hygiene.

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2020 AGM held successfully

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. [More]

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Arrangements for 2020 Annual General Meeting

Due to the social distancing measures required by the COVID-19 outbreak, the LCV AGM this year will be held by videoconference. [More]

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Coordinator's Comments

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. [More]

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COVID-19 - Likely effects on LCV's task programme

In line with government advice published on 2020-03-16 to avoid any unecessary travel and social gatherings we are now cancelling tasks in our programme 3-4 weeks ahead of the date of the task. [More]

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LCV residential at Carsegowan Moss

Eight of us left Edinburgh on Friday afternoon destined for a weekend of bog conservation. We eyed the weather forecast apprehensively: high-velocity sleet anyone? [More]

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Spring task list

Our spring programme is now available. Please be aware that due to COVID-19 tmany of these tasks will be cancelled.

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Cancelled Granton Castle task rescheduled for 14th March

The task that was cancelled on 15th February due to waterlogging of the worksite has been rescheduled for Saturday 14th March. If you would like to attend, please book with Debbie as normal. Note that bookings on the cancelled task will not be transferred, so please re-book if you wish to go.

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