Funding for Mavisbank House

Wednesday July 25th 2018

View from Mavisbank House

Written by Richard Drake, Fundraising and Communications Manager, Edinburgh & Lothians Greenspace Trust

Thanks to funding from Historic Environment Scotland and the Mavisbank Trust the Edinburgh & Lothians Greenspace Trust, are looking to raise awareness of Mavisbank House and its policies which have significant historical and environmental importance.

The project will provide opportunities for the local community to access and learn about the historic and environment of the site through outreach activities. Activities and workshops will be undertaken to help inform the local community about Mavisbank, its history and potential to be involved in its future development.

Information of the site will be disseminated through marketing materials including leaflets which have been recently produced with the local primary schools that identify the routes and points of interest throughout the site. The leaflet highlights the history and importance of the site as well helping to navigate through the grounds.

ELGT are currently recruiting a temporary part time community engagement officer to engage with the local community by developing and mapping their needs and interests which will help inform the development of future programmes of work and supporting partners in their work in and around the area of Mavisbank, Loanhead.

The postholder will actively engage new audiences in volunteering as well as enjoying and valuing the heritage of Mavisbank House and its policies that will foster a greater baseline of community interest and understanding of its historical importance and associated nature-based value.

The post is being advertised HERE on the ELGT website and has a deadline of 12noon on Thursday 9th August 2018.

Charlie Cumming, Edinburgh & Lothian’s Greenspace Trust, Chief Executive, said:

“We are delighted to have secured funding from Historic Environment Scotland and the Mavisbank Trust to enable the community to learn more about the Mavisbank estate and to encourage them to explore further their local environment.”

ELGT is the green spaces charity for Edinburgh and the Lothians, working to extend and improve green and outdoor spaces for the environment and for people. The Trust works with a wide variety of local partners to help communities get the best from their local woods, parks and paths, and to enjoy healthy, physical outdoor activities.

ELGT works across Edinburgh and the Lothians to create, improve and promote parks, greenspaces, gardens and vacant land. It develops community gardens, new woodlands, playspaces, parks and better urban landscapes. Its education work strives to get people outside, to get active and to get involved in outdoor activities – from growing vegetables to cycling. ELGT Registered Charity No. SCO18196.

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