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Scottish Landscape - Urban Greenspace Category


Winner

The winner will receive an individual engraved glass award and will be featured in the Portfolio Yearbook 2019 and the Touring Exhibition in 2020.




THE WATER OF LEITH CONSERVATION TRUST is sponsoring family membership to Water of Leith Conservation Trust and a goody bag which  includes a Walkway Map and Book on the Water Mills of the Water of Leith and a voucher for a visit for up to 5 people to come and see the Centre and have a private guided walk or family river dipping activity session (1 hour).

The Water of Leith Conservation Trust works to conserve and enhance the river, its heritage and wildlife: The Trust promotes education and recreation through the, open daily, Visitor Centre, and works with volunteers and community groups to deliver around 140 river clean-ups and habitat improvement tasks annually. Operating since 1988, it was the first river charity to be established in Scotland.

Edinburgh’s hidden natural asset, the Water of Leith is 'a silver thread in a ribbon of green'. Flowing for 24 miles from its source in the Pentland Hills, the river winds its way through the heart of our capital to its outflow into the Firth of Forth at Leith. Once Edinburgh’s industrial heartland, the valley was host to over 70 mills harnessing the power of the water to produce paper, fabric, and flour with the river mouth supporting a vibrant dock and boat building industry. Today the river is home to a wide diversity of plants and animals from wild garlic and orchids to brown trout, heron, kingfisher and otter, and can be explored on foot or bike along the 12 3/4 mile Water of Leith Walkway.

www.waterofleith.org.uk


Runners-up

2nd & 3rd place runners-up will receive a Prize Certificate.
2nd & 3rd place runners-up will be featured in the Portfolio Yearbook 2019 and the Touring Exhibition in 2020.

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