In loving memory of Jen Ogg

Published June 4, 2020 by

In loving memory of our mummy.

Jen Ogg
29.06.80 – 08.07.19

Always missed. Always with us, forever remembered and loved.

‘Blackbird singing in the dead of night
Take these broken wings and learn to fly’

Supporting our City

Published April 12, 2020 by

The members of Beltane Fire Society wanted to give back to both the city that hosts our amazing festival as well as supporting our planet by helping to plant more trees.

In memory of my step-son Dr Will Reid

Published January 31, 2020 by

For William, remembering the many happy times we all spent with you on Blackford Hill.
It was a privilege to have you in our lives.


In memory of Libby Scott

Published December 18, 2019 by

Your copper beech tree mum – enjoy the view!
Your beloved daughter, Jules

Nan and Jack Hullah

Published December 16, 2019 by

In loving memory of my Mum and Dad, who loved the countryside. Their garden was a joy to them and gave pleasure to many others. A thing of beauty is a joy forever.

For our Volunteer Community

Published November 20, 2019 by

This donation was chosen by our volunteer community as part of our charities commitment to offsetting our carbon footprint. We thank our volunteers for pushing us to look after the environment that we share and work, live and play within.


Published June 28, 2019 by

Forever in our thoughts.
So little time, so many memories.
Always thinking of you.
Mum & Dad.

The value of trees

Published June 21, 2019 by

Never underestimate the restorative value of green spaces and trees, they are essential to our mental welfare

Dr Peter Hall. 1931-2016

Published May 15, 2019 by

My father was born Petra Hecht in Czechoslovakia in 1931, escaping to England with his parents after their home was ransacked by the Gestapo while they were sheltering with family after the Nazi invasion. He settled in England, completed his national service with the RAF as a Wing Commander and eventually became a senior consultant psychiatrist. He worked for many years in the NHS and pioneered much of the work around “care in the community” and later specialised in eating disorders.
To me and my two brothers he was just “Dad”. I remember fondly all those childhood moments with him that seemed inconsequential at the time and only now do I realise how precious they were: walks in the countryside, family holidays and his amazing ability to blow double smoke rings when smoking his pipe!
He was very keen on his trees and long recognised the importance of a good quality environment to mental health. His Phd in 1963 was on this very subject. Although he settled and brought up his family South of the border he was very familiar and fond of Edinburgh. As a newly qualified doctor in the 1950s he served as a locum in Leith for a few months and was a regular visitor when I settled in Edinburgh in the 90s. He always said that Edinburgh reminded him a little of Prague and I know that both professionally and personally, he would very much approve of any work to protect and enhance the benefits from the trees of Edinburgh.

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