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Potting for Pollinators

Here’s a great video we’ve found by Butterfly Conservation with ambassador Kate Badbury on how to pot plants for pollinators.      

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Pollinator Pledge goes to Gardening Scotland

  The Edinburgh Living Landscape team met with gardeners at Gardening Scotland 2017 to promote their new campaign, the #pollinatorpledge and were delighted with the positive response. Gardeners were interested to hear that with over 160,000 gardens in Edinburgh that they could help form part of a massive network for pollinators. Research into urban pollinators shows that

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Butterfly Conservation looking to find UK’s most pollinator-friendly county

Butterfly Conservation is trying to discover which UK county is home to the most butterfly-friendly gardens after it was revealed that butterflies are declining faster in urban areas than in the countryside. The wildlife charity is urging nature lovers and gardeners to take part in their ‘Plant Pots for Pollinators’ campaign and provide nectar sources

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Greening the Grey

The first of two films to be made about the Grey to Green project. ‘Greening the Grey’ is a short film about turning 27km of Edinburgh’s coastline into a living laboratory by encouraging naturalisation of sea defences. Led by the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, this project promotes awareness of coastal climate change, raises awareness of risks

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A Square Metre for Butterflies

A pioneering conservation project to create an aerial network of rooftop habitats for Scotland’s butterflies was launched in Edinburgh on 25 November 2016. Glenmorangie’s headquarters along with The Scottish Parliament building at Holyrood are leading the project to provide new homes for Edinburgh’s once elusive butterfly, The Northern Brown Argus, as well as other butterfly

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Winner of #AutumnChangesEdinburgh Photography Competition Announced

    During October 2016, Edinburgh Living Landscapes invited photographers across Edinburgh to share recent images of seasonal changes across the city with the tag #AutumnChangesEdinburgh. Receiving a high number of entries across their social media platforms, the judges chose Tom McIntosh as the winner.  Tom’s entry was of a stunning autumnal image taken from

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#AutumnChangesEdinburgh Competition Shortlist

The Edinburgh Living Landscapes team are delighted with the response to their competition #AutumnChangesEdinburgh.   Project manager Ian Mackenzie said “It’s great to see such a wide range of content submitted. Edinburgh undergoing autumnal changes offers fantastic inspiration for the public and we can see that in the photos submitted. It’ll be challenging to choose

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Urban pollinator study could benefit Edinburgh

  The Trust is commending research which could help Scotland’s capital become a safe haven for pollinators. Researchers from the Universities of Bristol, Edinburgh, Leeds and Reading in collaboration with the University of Cardiff studied pollinating insects at urban, farmland and nature reserve sites in 12 UK towns and cities including Dundee, Glasgow and Edinburgh. It