COVID-19 outbreak: The current Omicron wave is concerning but for now our task programme continues to run in line with government guidance for Beyond Level 0 (as updated on 2021-11-16) As outdoor activities our tasks are relatively safe but use of the minibus is potentially risky. Therefore we request that all volunteers who are using the minibus to attend tasks should take a lateral flow test on the morning of the task, hopefully catching any cases before they cause an issue. Additional measures may well be announced by the government over the coming days and weeks; should these affect LCV's activities we will inform volunteers.
On a happier note, our exciting task programme for Q1 2022 is now available. We hope to see you on task soon.
30/12/2018 Posted by
As the year blends into 2019, we look back on a successful 2018 and also forward to 2019, where we will return to some of our old favourite sites as well as some new and diverse ones. [More]
20/12/2018 Posted by
The task list has been updated with our winter programme
09/12/2018 Posted by
Greg has taken on the Membership Secretary role filled hitherto by Louisa Martin. Many thanks to Greg for taking on this important role!
28/10/2018 Posted by
"Bring a sleeping bag, a pillowcase, your wellies and full waterproofs", they said. "Bring something warm and dry to change into and a flask for a warming drink on the task", they said. This did not sound like we were expecting sunny weather, but I was looking forward to the adventure so potential cold and wet weather were not a deterrent. [More]
27/10/2018 Posted by
As of 27th October 2018 our usual bookings phone number 0131 3370223 has been reconnected and should be used for any future bookings. Please accept our apologies for the recent disruption.
09/10/2018 Posted by
We are delighted to announce we will be returning to Granton Castle on Saturday 17th November to continue with the scrub clearance work there. Clearing the scrub enables the community garden's own volunteers to return the land to productive community use.
08/10/2018 Posted by
As we enter a fresh new quarter with LCV, the summer is already fading to memory and a chill is in the air. During the summer we enjoyed a successful resi trip to Taynish, and we have a weekend resi in Dumfries and Galloway planned for October. In other news from last quarter, seven of our volunteers completed a first aid course in early September, meaning we'll now have even more first-aiders at hand when out on task. [More]
13/09/2018 Posted by
Our autumn task programme is now available. Plenty for everyone!
16/07/2018 Posted by
After a glorious spell of May weather, hopes were high for our June residential in (sometimes) sunny Argyll. Especially as last year it didn't rain once! As before, tasks on the menu included control of bracken on the hills of the Taynish peninsula to allow better control of the deer population, and the removal of birch scrub from the Mhoine Mhor bog to reduce the level of water loss. [More]
02/07/2018 Posted by
As I write this, we begin a new quarter in the middle of a heatwave following the summer solstice and the group's annual residential week at Taynish and the Moine Mhor. This quarter we are again looking forward to a variety of tasks on both new and familiar sites. [More]
26/06/2018 Posted by
After a short delay, we have now released details of the remaining tasks in our summer programme. Thanks for your patience
29/05/2018 Posted by
The June committee meeting has been moved to the 19th of June to avoid a clash with the summer residential.
29/05/2018 Posted by
Our customary late winter residential was held once again in Dumfries and Galloway, funded by the LCV reserve development funds. The task was to remove birch scrub from the Carsegowan Moss and beech saplings from Carstramon Wood. [More]
21/05/2018 Posted by
28/03/2018 Posted by
As winter finally relinquishes its tenacious grip we enter a new season for LCV, where we will continue to visit a varied selection of old and new sites. This includes a summer return to wonderful Taynish in what will hopefully be a flaming June. [More]
26/03/2018 Posted by
The task list has been updated with our spring programme