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In line with Government advice, most groups and organisations in the city have had to take the unfortunate decision to suspend face to face and group work activities. Please telephone or email the contacts listed for the group or organisation if you are interested in their work to check what alternative arrangements might be available or to find out about alternative groups or services in your area.

Organisation Details

Address 109/11 Swanston Road, Morningside
Post Code EH10 7DS
Locality South West 
Telephone 0131 445 4025
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  • Community Development
  • Education/Learning/Training
  • Health
  • Sport/Leisure/Recreation

The Edinburgh & Lothians Greenspace Trust (ELGT) is dedicated to improving the quality of life for our communities by re-connecting people with their local green spaces.

We believe that quality local greenspaces have a positive impact on the health and well-being of individuals. Our inspiring, ground-breaking and imaginative programme of environmental and community projects enables us to work for the benefit of people, wildlife, landscape and heritage.

We work at a local level to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to enjoy their natural environment, developing innovative solutions for the benefit of the area, people, landscape, heritage and wildlife.

By offering a comprehensive portfolio of professional environmental project development, management and fundraising services, we work hard to help ensure that everyone has an equal opportunity to enjoy their natural environment.

ELGT is an independent charity and social enterprise.

Over the years we have developed a strong and robust foundation of vital relationships with communities, landowners, local authorities and other organisations. We work in partnership to create a substainable, well-managed and accessible greenspace in and around Edinburgh, East Lothian and Midlothian.

In turn, our reputation and expertise in getting on with the job, gives us an unrivalled reputation as a responsive, accountable and effective ‘safe pair of hands’ for delivering sustainable, well-managed and accessible greenspace projects.

ELGT’s origins and history:

Originally the Edinburgh Green Belt Trust, the organisation was established in 1991 to provide stewardship of the green belt landscape and enhance it through practical environmental projects.

In 2006 the trust changed its name to become the Edinburgh & Lothians Greenspace Trust (ELGT). While the Trust continues to care for the landscape and heritage of the green belt countryside we also work to create and improve other urban greenspaces such as woodlands, community gardens, parks, play areas, school grounds and cycle paths.



Name Telephone Cost Actions
Branching Out 0131 445 4025 More info »
Business 0131 445 4025 More info »
Community 0131 445 4025 More info »
Community Gardening 0131 445 4025 More info »
Community Gardening - Small Grant Scheme 0131 445 4025 More info »
Health Living Activity - Friday Bike Club 0131 445 4025 More info »
Landowner 0131 445 4025 More info »
Schools 0131 445 4025 More info »