I went along to the Water of Leith today to join in a clean up. This replaced my patrol walk this week. There were 18 volunteers to gather litter up and downstream from the Water of Leith Visitor Centre. The weather was dull with a fair amount of rain, the river was running very high and it was muddy and wet underfoot. We gathered a lot of litter and were rewarded afterwards with tea and shortbread! There is a sponsored walk along the full length of the river on Sunday, if you're in Edinburgh, you can just turn up at 10.30am on Sunday, in Balerno, more information on the Trust website here.
The weather is so wet that the roofer hasn't yet been able to put up our swift nestboxes but we are hoping they can go up tomorrow!