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Coordinator's Comments

We are about to begin our 2024 Spring and early Summer programme following a successful winter programme with a variety of sites old and new. Unfortunately, as you may have heard, we lost our stalwart volunteer of many years Tony. If attending Easter Breich on Easter Sunday remember to put your clocks forward by one hour as BST begins. [More]

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Coordinator's Comments

As you read this we will be past the winter solstice and the days are growing imperceptibly longer. We have just completed another successful year at LCV and look forward to another with a fresh quarter beginning/begun in early January. We will be working on a variety of sites both old and new and look forward to seeing you on task. [More]

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Coordinator's Comments

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. [More]

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Bracken and cleggs: Taynish residential 2023

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. [More]

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Coordinator's Comments

We are entering Spring following a successful Winter where we had a variety of tasks for new and established clients and will continue in the same vein. [More]

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Coordinator's Comments

We are on the cusp both of a new year and a fresh LCV season. [More]

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Coordinator's Comments

We are on the cusp of our Autumn 2022 tasks quarter where we will have a full programme of tasks on sites, old and new ones. [More]

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Coordinator's Comments

We are seamlessly transitioning to our next three-month quarter following another successful tranche of tasks. [More]

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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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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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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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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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Coordinator's Comments

As we approach the end of the year, we look forward to another where we will celebrate the Golden Anniversary of LCV and to that end, I would like to welcome Edel Sheridan and Sarah McConachie to the committee. I would also like to welcome Katie Koehler. [More]

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LCV at the Edinburgh Volunteer Fair

LCV would like to thank Volunteer Edinburgh for hosting us and more than 50 other charities at the excellent Volunteer Recruitment Fair 2019. We spoke with a number of lovely people on the day and hopefully we'll see some of you on task soon. [More]

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Coordinator's Comments

As summer fades and autumn's rosy glow envelopes us we celebrate the end of a successful quarter for LCV and look forward to a new one where we will be working on a mixture of new and established sites. [More]

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Coordinator's Comments

As I write this, we have just had a successful residential in Galloway at the end of a good quarter for LCV and look forward to the upcoming quarter. [More]

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Coordinator's Comments

As I write this, we have just had a successful residential in Galloway at the end of a good quarter for LCV and look forward to the upcoming quarter. [More]

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LCV resi at Knowetop Lochs and Carstramon Wood

Six of us gathered at the LCV toolshed on the Friday evening looking forward to our weekend away. Willie was our designated leader and he and Sarah shared the driving between Edinburgh and Dumfriesshire. The traffic on route was kind to us so we pushed on to Castle Douglas for our chip shop stop. Thanks to Sarah's googling we found a terrific one (Moore's) which served an impressive selection of takeaway items, including a special of the day "mango chilli prawn wrap" - traditional chippies take heed!. [More]

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