Updated on 11 October, 2019

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Programme of Events

The current programme of events includes the following listed below. Previous years programmes of walks and talks are available at this archive page link.

Evening Talks

Winter programme of evening talks, year 2019 - 2020

All talks are at the Leonardo Murrayfield Hotel, Clermiston Road, at 7.30pm

  • Wednesday 23rd October 2019: “The Work of the Friends of Cammo”
    A talk by Nick Benge, Chairman of Friends of Cammo.

  • Tuesday 3rd December 2019: “Riverlife- The Wildlife of the Forth Catchment”
    A talk by David Eastwood, Forth Rivers Trust
    This important talk will give all the dynamics of the wildlife within our district.

  • Wednesday 18th March 2020: “Travels in Chile”,
    A talk by George Anderson (Beechgrove Garden)
    The talk recounts a visit George made to Chile with the Friends of The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and includes the journey by Boat, by Coach, and by Boat across the Andes into Argentina to what seems like a chocolate heaven.

Events for Schools & Youth Groups

We are able to offer guided walks over the hill to look at its wildlife, history, geology or just a general ramble. This could include a visit to the Tower if conditions are suitable. We can also advise on environmental projects; we have run half day plant survey projects for Primary School pupils, and also offer experiences helping in the Walled Garden, or joining work parties on the Hill to clear undergrowth and invasive species such as Himalayan Balsam and Salmonberry from the Nature Reserve. Please make contact through the website or to the Chairman.

Walled Garden Opening

The walled garden is open every day. A team of volunteers open up in the morning and lock up at night in order to minimise any vandalism and generally keep a eye on the garden. The work teams open on a Tuesday and close on a Thursday since they are there anyway. Therefore the garden is open from 11.00 am till 4.00 pm as a core time. In fact it is open for much longer hours especially in the summer, depending on how it fits in for the volunteers.

Tower Opening

The Sunday openings for Corstorphine Tower are now finished for the year. From October to May the Tower may be opened to groups of visitors if weather conditions are suitable. Please contact the Chairman to arrange.

For anyone wanting to know more about the Tower opening or offering to help, contact a committee member or email gandmswann@gmail.com


Current Newsletter:

Autumn/Winter 2019, Newsletter no. 66 (654 kB pdf)

Recent Newsletters:

Earlier Archived Newsletters: click here