If you’ve been reading the ‘Communities’ section of our website, or visited the Edinburgh Shoreline exhibition at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, you’ll know that the Green Ferry Trust have been working hard to restore the historic vennel area of South Queensferry. They’ve provided us with a quick update on the progress of work to create a beautiful green space for the local community:
In July 2018 phase 2 of the development started. The area to the south of the existing site required a substantial amount of remedial work given its many years of neglect. This important step will provide an impressive 600 sq.metres of community green space, giving residents of all age groups the opportunity to spend more time outside engaging with the local environment and enjoying incredible views of the historic forth bridges.
On 11th August they held a launch event for local families. GreenFerry committee spent a lovely day celebrating the fruits of their labour and all that been achieved with the transformation so far! A special thanks to committee member Fiona for organising local choir ‘Sing in the City’ – this really made the day.
As you can see from the photos, they had great fun! The Edinburgh Shoreline project is looking forward to working with the Green Ferry Trust over the next few months to help plant the garden – we are providing Scottish wildflowers and coastal plants found elsewhere on the Edinburgh shoreline to help create a species-rich and diverse garden that suits its surroundings.