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From Mudbath to Curving Boardwalk

From mudbath to curving boardwalk and wetland – the Bearsden project is just about finished. These were pretty rough conditions for the guys building the boardwalk and wetland system for Balfour Beattie over in Bearsden. We needed our big wellies to work on this one! The biggest...

Hailes Quarry Park

We've really enjoyed working on this project at Hailes Quarry Park in Edinburgh. Here's Nick Easterbrook, Hubert and Stephen putting the finishing touches to the boardwalk and wetland. It looks a bit of a mud bath just now but once all the big wetland plants go...

Oxgangs SUDS pool wetland

Oxgangs SUDS Pool Wetland

This is the Oxgangs SUDS (Sustainable Urban Drainage System) pool that we look after, which takes the water from the roofs and roads around it. Now, a few years on from when we planted it, it has turned into a proper wetland area. We look after...

Ormiston, East Lothian pond work

Ormiston, East Lothian

Beautiful morning in Ormiston, East Lothian where we've been working for the local Countryside Ranger service. We have dug out a pond that was badly silted up and cleared out some of the trees to give better access from the Sustrans cyclepath.   [gallery link="file" captions="hide" columns="6"...

Gifford monk

Gifford Monk

This is a monk – not the fat jolly kind with the funny haircut but the concrete pond outlet kind. It is a very old design for an outlet structure and is so named because the abbeys were the first places to keep fish in...

Rebuilt pools at John Hope Gateway, Edinburgh

John Hope Gateway Pools

The John Hope Gateway pools at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh are filling up. The water in the top pools highlights the outlines and as it travels over the weirs it darkens the granite which gives an unusual and interesting effect. We would like to take the...