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The Water of Leith and the work of the Water of Leith Conservation Trust

The Water of Leith and the work of the Water of Leith Conservation Trust


Lauriston Castle
[Lecture]

Who is this for? - Adults
Opening Hours: 10.30am
Dates:Tue 30 August 2016
Cost: £8 - includes a special tour of the Castle, coffee and cakes

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Discover Edinburgh's hidden natural asset the Water of Leith.


This lecture will explore the industrial heritage of Edinburgh's river, take a look at the wildlife which calls it home and highlight the work the Conservation Trust does to conserve and enhance this important habitat. 

Trust Manager Helen Brown has been with The Water of Leith Conservation Trust since 2002. A geography graduate, Helen's passion for rivers started as a young girl and has led her to study and protect some of Scotland's important water courses.



Booking
Pre booking and advance payment are essential for all events.  To book:
Online: Go to usherhall.co.uk and look for the Other Venues link on the homepage, then select Lauriston Castle
By phone - 0131 228 1155 (Opening hours: Monday - Saturday 10am - 5.30pm)
In person - Box Office, Usher Hall, Lothian Road, EH1 2EA (Opening hours: Monday - Saturday 10am - 5.30pm)


For further information (non-booking information) about any event, contact Margaret Findlay, Public Programmes Manager, on 0131 529 3963, or email margaret.findlay@edinburgh.gov.uk

 


Take advantage of our lecture deal - book ten lectures at a special price of £70!


Watercolour Christmas Cards

Watercolour Christmas Cards


Lauriston Castle
[Workshop]

Make beautifully unique hand-painted Christmas Cards to send your friends and family for Christmas.

Who is this for? - Adults
Opening Hours: 10.30am - 3.30pm
Dates:Mon 28 November 2016
Cost: £22

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An Edwardian Christmas at Lauriston Castle

An Edwardian Christmas at Lauriston Castle


Lauriston Castle
[Event]

Join Mr and Mrs Reid and their special guests to see how preparations are going for Christmas.

Who is this for? - All
Opening Hours: 2pm
Dates:Sat 3 December 2016
Cost: Adult £5 (£6.50), Child £3 (£4.50), Family £12.50 (£17) (Price in brackets includes afternoon tea)

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An Edwardian Christmas at Lauriston Castle

An Edwardian Christmas at Lauriston Castle


Lauriston Castle
[Event]

Join Mr and Mrs Reid and their special guests to see how preparations are going for Christmas.

Who is this for? - All
Opening Hours: 3pm
Dates:Sat 3 December 2016
Cost: Adult £5 (£6.50), Child £3 (£4.50), Family £12.50 (£17) (Price in brackets includes afternoon tea)

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Sangstream Winter Concert, with Christmas Afternoon Tea

Sangstream Winter Concert, with Christmas Afternoon Tea


Lauriston Castle
[Event]

Sangstream will be singing a selection of mainly Scots Christmas and winter songs, perhaps with a few looking forward to the brighter days of spring.

Who is this for? - Adults
Opening Hours: 2pm-4pm
Dates:Sun 4 December 2016
Cost: £20

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Felt Christmas Wreaths

Felt Christmas Wreaths


Lauriston Castle
[Workshop]

Make a quirky and colourful Christmas wreath using squares of felt and wire.

Who is this for? - Families, Children (age range specified in listing)
Opening Hours: 10am - 12pm
Dates:Sun 4 December 2016
Cost: £4 per person

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Christmas Candlemaking, with a special Christmas buffet lunch

Christmas Candlemaking, with a special Christmas buffet lunch


Lauriston Castle
[Event]

Amaze and impress your family with your own home-made Candle at your Christmas table.

Who is this for? - Adults
Opening Hours: 10.30 am - 3pm
Dates:Thu 8 December 2016
Cost: £35

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Deck the Halls! Victorian Tree Trims and Hanging Decorations

Deck the Halls! Victorian Tree Trims and Hanging Decorations


Lauriston Castle
[Workshop]

Inspired by Christmas Past, make a exquisite angel or fairy for your tree, garlands of cut paper and metallic leaves in silver and gold to string around your windows.

Who is this for? - Adults
Opening Hours: 10.30am - 3.30pm
Dates:Fri 9 December 2016
Cost: £22

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Red and Green Vintage Christmas Crafts

Red and Green Vintage Christmas Crafts


Lauriston Castle
[Workshop]

Enjoy a relaxing day making fabric accessories for gifts and decorations.

Who is this for? - Adults
Opening Hours: 10.30am - 3.30pm
Dates:Sat 10 December 2016
Cost: £22

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Christmas at Lauriston

Christmas at Lauriston


Lauriston Castle
[Event]

A traditional family Christmas at Lauriston.

Who is this for? - Families
Opening Hours: 10am - 1pm
Dates:Sun 11 December 2016
Cost: £6 per person

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