The Edinburgh Shoreline Project is delighted to offer the opportunity for one P6 or P7 class from a school in a coastal region of Edinburgh to visit RSPB Skinflats, near Falkirk.
On Friday 26th July the Edinburgh Shoreline Project accompanied academics from the University of Edinburgh for their first meadow scoping exercise. As part of Edinburgh Shoreline: The Wild Line the University of Edinburgh and City of Edinburgh Council will be planting 8 new perennial coastal wildflower meadows to connect up existing flower-rich areas from Cramond to Granton. This will create a ‘pollinator corridor’ in the north of the city.
We had a wonderful evening with residents of Wardie Bay on Monday evening, looking at the diverse plants that can be found on and around the beach . It was a warm and sunny night and the beach was full of Edinburgh folk – swimming, fishing for mackerel and enjoying al fresco dinners.
Our fantastic Urban Biodiversity Officer Leonie Alexander, has written this blog post for Edinburgh Living Landscape on the work the Edinburgh Shoreline Project is undertaking with local volunteers to create flower-rich grassland along the coast.
We are delighted to announce that the Edinburgh Shoreline project has been awarded funding from Scottish Natural Heritage’s Biodiversity Challenge Fund to deliver habitat creation along the Edinburgh coast. This new part of our project will be called The Wild Line.
CSGNT have generously translated a wide range of data for us from the most up-to-date sources, and incorporated it into one easy-to-use application.