Don't forget - if you don't have access to facebook, you can still see (well, sort of) our Group Page on this website at Other News. And you can also see the ELC Rangers page there, which is often updated several times a week. Or why not join facebook and see them in full? You can even post yourself on the ELCV site (I didn't mean that - but yes, it could be a selfie!).

ELCV Website Launched

Well, the East Lothian Countryside Volunteers finally have a live website!

Hopefully you will find it useful as a news feed, for reference, and especially the Dates page. It's also geared towards attracting new volunteers - we can always do with more help: share it with the buttons in the footer of any page. 

Have a good look round. And let us know what you think - all comments are helpful, whether suggestions or criticism (or praise!). 

Many thanks to all those who have contributed - both with comments, text and images, especially Duncan, Nick, Sam, Tara, Katty, most charity trustees, Ben for javascript, Kualo for site hosting, and the rangers whose social media has been shamelessly borrowed.

AGM/EGM/ELCV/LOA(Lots Of Acronyms)

Its been a busy few months for the charity. We held the AGM back in May, where we heard about:

  • the progress on the transition to ELCV
  • how we spent our money
  • the re-election of trustees
  • walks we have organised
  • the path link we are trying to get established

See the full details in the AGM Minutes

Since then there have been a couple of EGMs (Extraordinary General Meetings) so that we could formally approve the precise changes to the constitution/paperwork. Pain in the neck, but we have to do things properly!

Our priorities for the rest of 2017 and beyond are the Athlestaneford/Tyne Path link, and the charity expansion/merger/morphing/migration into/with the rest of the conservation volunteering groups, to be called the East Lothian Countryside Volunteers – the ELCV.

Watch out for the new Website and Facebook Page, which will cover all our volunteering, not just the Path Wardens.


Bolton – Gifford Walk

Graham & Maxine, the path wardens for core path #2 from Bolton to Gifford, led us on a walk along the route, explaining the various ways they have looked after it, and fully identifying all the flora on the way. You’ll probably have seen the report in the June BBF newsletter but this is more animated version!

If you fancy doing the walk yourself, see the ELC 1-page description here: Gifford to Bolton – Pedlars Way

AGM 2017

south-of-scotland-golden-eagle-project-3Have you enjoyed being a Path Warden? Want to know more about our plans – or even influence them? Or not really bothered with any of that – but interested in hearing about the Golden Eagle project, or how to write a Path Description along with a practical? Then come along to the AGM next Tuesday (23rd). (And if so, please let us know via pettigrewgraham@gmail.com or dpriddle@eastlothian.gov.uk, otherwise there might not be any lunch for you!). See the full agenda here.