Take 2 Minutes to Keep Scotland Beautiful

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You may have seen from my social media posts that I try to attend volunteer clean-ups around the city as much as possible.  So far, these have been organised events, with the organiser supplying gloves, bags, litter pickers, even wellies and waders at the Water of Leith.  Helping keep areas of the city that are special … Read more…

Is it a Bike?  Is it a Raft?  Is it Boat?  No, it’s Akwakat!

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It’s early on a Friday morning; we wake up and anxiously check the weather.  Our planned outing on the canal will be so much better if the weather holds out. The forecast for the week was pretty bleak but today stood out as the brightest, driest day – unlike our first booking in April which … Read more…

Guest Post: Put on your trainers and help ‘Health in Mind’ promote positive mental health

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When I first started my blog ‘Healthy Edinburgh, I knew that although physical fitness was going to feature quite strongly, I also believe that ‘health’ means so much more than just physical wellbeing.  That’s why the Healthy Edinburgh motto is ‘Sharing experiences that promote healthy minds, bodies and communities’.  This month’s guest blog focuses on … Read more…

The Great Edinburgh Santa Run Celebrates its 10th Anniversary with Festive Frivolity

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The annual Santa Run;  you couldn’t ask for a healthier way to start the holiday season….exercise, fresh air,  music, laughter, all shared with thousands of ‘Santas’ coming together to support a great charity, When You Wish Upon a Star Over the years, I’ve seen the pictures and heard the stories.  Thousands of Santa’s helpers, all … Read more…

GUEST BLOGGER – TESSA SIMPSON, (Its Never 2 late 2)

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TESSA SIMPSON:  BECOME A VOLUNTEER, (reposted from itsnever2late2.com) I have, over the years, volunteered with a number of organisations. As I am still working my time is limited and I have chosen to use my skills as part of what I could offer. I have worked with Scottish Business in the Community, mainly designing and … Read more…

Nettles Sting!!! – Weeding along the Water of Leith

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Well, you learn something new every day.  Today I learned several things: 1 – I learned what Himalayan Balsam looks like 2 – I learned that it likes to grow amongst nettles 3 – I learned that NETTLES STING!! I learned my lessons while volunteering for the Water of Leith Conservation Trust.  They help keep … Read more…