City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh News: environment


Pentland Hills Park Becomes Largest UK Park To Get Green Flagged

The Pentland Hills Regional Park has become the largest park in the UK to be presented with a Green Flag award by the Civic Trust. The 10,000 hectare country park is Edinburgh's third to get a green flag. Harrison Park in the Polwarth area and Braidburn Valley Park in South Morningside have gained the accolade for the second year running.

Edinburgh International Book Festival Picks

Edinburgh International Book Festival

The Edinburgh International Book Festival pitches camp in Charlotte Square Gardens this year between 9th and 25th
August, hosting a staggering 800 authors from around the world. The quality and range of authors always draws wide interest, and this year is no exception. Following the launch of ticket sales last month, heavy traffic made the web site inaccessible for a while and a good number of events have already sold out.

Isle of May Nature Reserve Goes Virtual

Isle of May Nature Reserve

Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) has launched a 'virtual tour' and a free, downloadable education pack of the rugged Isle of May nature reserve.

Photo Competition Seeks Locals' "Natural Inspiration"

Scottish Natural Heritage, the organisation that monitors the health of Scotland's natural environment, is encouraging photographers of all ages and abilities to email them their nature photographs for a competition on the theme of "Natural Inspiration."

Bumblebees Need Our Help Says Minister

Bumblebee in Edinburgh Botanic Garden

Scottish Environment Minister Michael Russell urged gardeners yesterday to help bumblebees as he launched Scottish Biodiversity Week (19-25 May).