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Bowling – third time lucky for Fergie

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Fergie McBeath (second from the left) has been a beaten finalist in the Water of Leith Seniors knockout rink on two previous occasions but he celebrated after taking the title against the much-fancied Bainfield...

Bowling – Baigrie defends Seniors Knockout

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Maxie Baigrie successfully defended the Water of Leith Seniors Knockout trophy on a heady day for Balerno Bowling Club sponsored by Belhaven Brewery and Porteous Family Funeral DirectorsThe 70-year-old edged experienced Bill Herd 21-17...

Water of Leith path to open later in the year

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One of Edinburgh’s most beautiful walkways is set to reopen this year, following a delay in repair works due to legal ownership disputes and the coronavirus pandemic.The section of the Dean Path along the...

Fishing – McGarry cashes in as anglers claim local waters are ‘on fire’

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Bonnyrigg angler Sean McGarry (pictured) landed 47 trout during a session at Rosslynlee, backing up his 33 and 23 from previous visits this Spring.The water is said by anglers to be "on fire" and...

Fishing – Water of Leith fishery officers call for your catch returns

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Treasurer James Stewart reminded permit holders on the Water of Leith (pictured by Nigel Duncan) to submit their catch returns as soon as possible so Honorary Fishery Officers can find out information about fish...

Fishing – local waters report good catches

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Local fisheries report fine catches despite variable weather conditions and up to 12 fish have been landed in a session at Harlaw Reservoir. Some anglers have connected with big fish and have been broken...

Fishing – waters continue to re-open after lock down

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Clubbiedean Trout Fishery (pictured) high up in The Pentland Hills above Colinton have confirmed that they will re-open after lock down on Monday, June 1.Steve Johnston confirmed the move which adds to the facilities...

One soggy moggy rescued by fire crew

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Louis, the nine and a half year-old black cat, lost one of his nine lives today. He fell in the Water of Leith at Rennie's Isle after a fight with another cat.He had been...

Graham’s commemorative garden an ideal resting place

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The Water of Leith is busy currently with cyclists who may have recently have whizzed past the neat and tidy garden (pictured above) at the Balerno end of the popular walkway without stopping. Those new...

Fishing – Home International postponed for 12 months

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The women's fly fishing Home International at Lake of Menteith on May 28 has been put back a year because of the world-wide pandemic. Lothians-based Liz McLellan had been looking forward to skippering Scotland for...

Water of Leith closed to anglers

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The Water of Leith was due to re-open for angling on Wednesday, 1 April 2020 but the activity has now been temporarily banned because of COVID-19.The decision follows the Government announcement on 23 March...

Balerno Inn to be ‘heart of the community’

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Ben Watson was a former pupil of Balerno High School and he has returned to the village to open an addition to the eating options at the gateway to The Pentlands. The Ratho resident saw...

Council Steps in to Clear Shore Debris

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The City of Edinburgh Council has taken decisive action to tackle a build-up of flotsam and litter in the Water of Leith at the Shore which was made worse by high rainfall last month.Despite...

Fishing – permits for Water of Leith now available

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Permits for the popular Water of Leith have now been distributed to all fishing outlets in Edinburgh and are also available at the Water of Leith visitor centre at Slateford Road.They are also available...

Fishing – evening permits available at Harlaw and Threipmuir

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Evening permits will be available this season at Harlaw and Threipmuir Reservoirs, two miles south of Balerno. Malleny Angling Club administer the reservoirs in the Pentland Hills and they have also launched a bid to...

Water of Leith volunteers celebrate 30th birthday

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Volunteers have cleared the equivalent of two Olympic-sized swimming pools from the Water of Leith and they have given over 128,000 hours of service to the river.The Water of Leith Conservation Trust, the first...

Fishing – Almond clean-up removes hundreds of items

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The recent clean-up project undertaken by volunteers under the direction of The Forth Rivers Trust has removed hundreds of items from the river. Included were wet and baby wipes and women’s sanitary products.Nim Kibbler,...

Fishing – Ron beats the wind to bag nine

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High winds made life difficult for anglers recently, including Rosslynlee Trout Fishery near Rosewell, but mid-week saw an improvement in conditions and a number of good specimens were hooked.The wind has also hit Morton...

Fishing – Water of Leith opens on April 1

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The Water of Leith is described as a silver thread in a ribbon of green. It rises in the Colzium Springs in the Pentland Hills and meanders its way 35 kilometers into the sea...

Fishing – becoming a better angler – Paul Buchanan

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This, the first in a series by well-known small rivers fisherman and coach, Paul Buchanan, is written at a level that could benefit both beginners and more experienced improvers with hopefully the odd nugget...

Fishing – I’m hooked after a fly tying class

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Visitors to a shop just off Edinburgh's fashionable Charlotte Square blinked.Several men were near the entrance door talking a strange language punctuated by words including klinkhammer, nymphs, partridge and orange and spiders.Long shanks, grade...

Fishing – new regular column exclusive to our readers

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Fishing is exceptionally popular in Britain, with many people of varying ages taking to the rivers, lakes, canals, and shores on a regular basis.It has in the dark and distant past been considered a predominantly...

Work begins on Water of Leith flood defences

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Councillors and local contractors convened in Roseburn Park this morning to mark the beginning of construction of the long-awaited multi-million pound Water of Leith flood protection scheme.The scheme, which aims to protect local homes...

Body of missing man found

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Police asked for help in tracing Robert Toshack earlier this week, but sadly his body was recovered this morning from the Water of Leith.A missing person enquiry was launched after the 50-year-old failed to...

St Bernard’s Well to open this weekend

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 St Bernard's Well on the Water of Leith near the Dean Village is to open on Sunday 4 May for visitors from 12noon till 3pm. It is situated on the site of a natural...

Miss Edinburgh urges you to Walk for St Columba’s

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St Columba’s Hospice is calling on the community to put their walking shoes on, wear something blue and join in a special fundraising walk along the Water of Leith on Sunday, 8 May 2011....

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