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In line with Government advice, most groups and organisations in the city have had to take the unfortunate decision to suspend face to face and group work activities. Please telephone or email the contacts listed for the group or organisation if you are interested in their work to check what alternative arrangements might be available or to find out about alternative groups or services in your area.

Indoor Monthly Meetings...

Friendly, welcoming community group that enjoy learning about natural history and meeting new people.

Invited speakers and talks are followed by discussion and tea/coffee and biscuits.

The frequency of meetings depends upon the time of year and whether or not they are indoor or outdoor. In summer we meet about 8 times a month, but in winter perhaps 2 or 3 times.

All indoor meetings commence at 7:30pm and are held at The Guide Hall, 33 Melville Street, Edinburgh, EH3 7JF.

Outdoor Meetings...

The field trips are probably the most popular activity organised by the Society. They range from evening meetings in or close to Edinburgh, to half or whole day walks at the weekend, and weekends or longer periods away. Although many excursions are devoted mainly to one particular branch of natural history, members with general interests are always welcome.

The field trips are particularly valuable for beginners, as an opportunity to get "hands on" experience of finding and identifying wildlife in the field, and in particular to benefit from the help offered by any experts who may be attending the walk.

Examples of previous field trips:

- Moncrieffe Hill
- Firth and Auchendinny
- Beecraigs Walk
- Lochore Country Park

There is no charge for attendance.
Days and Times
Wednesday 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Girlguiding Edinburgh
33 Melville Street, West End

South East 
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This record was last modified on: 20 November 2019