A kind and gentle soul
Published September 20, 2021 by Ian Chisholm
Sponsoring a tree in memory of my late wife, in one of her favourite places to walk. The peace and tranquillity in Lauriston Castles gardens was a place to go where stress just melted away.
Published August 23, 2021 by Gillian Stewart
My husband who died of MND on the 28th April 2021 loved Leith and I wanted to have a living memorial to him.
Published August 18, 2021 by Anne Dickson
The most alive, sunny, big hearted man I ever met. Seb loved being outside and most dearly loved being with his family and friends, dancing, drinking wine, playing with the children, talking and laughing. He missed the hills looking across to Rome but loved Edinburgh and wee Dunbar’s Close Garden, sitting in the summer mornings doing the crossword badly whilst drinking a good coffee. He would heartily approve of supporting the trees. I miss him every minute. Mio marito, TAS, tesoro.
A tree in memory of Geoff
Published June 5, 2021 by Michael and Jacqueline Barbour
Bill Baumback Dad Pa
Published April 28, 2021 by Hannah
Well you wanted to return to Edinburgh, so here you go. The only one of us to get over the border.
Love Hannah, Keith and Family x
Published April 25, 2021 by Harkness family
In memory of Angus Harkness, often walked on the hill when we lived in Campbell avenue
Published February 12, 2021 by Debbie Thomson
My Dad was born and bred in Edinburgh and although he left he never forgot his roots and we would return many times to visit and listen to his stories about his past. I am delighted to have adopted a tree in his memory and I know he would have loved this idea.
Published February 6, 2021 by His fans.
In memory of Alan Longmuir founder of the Bay City Rollers. We won’t let the music die.
In loving memory of Margaret Schneider
Published December 9, 2020 by The Millar Family
In loving memory of Margaret (Meg) Schneider
30-10-1927 – 09-11-2020
Fill not your heart with pain and sorrow,
but remember me in every tomorrow.
Remember the joy, the laughter, the smiles,
I’ve only gone to rest a little while.
Although my leaving causes pain and grief,
my going has eased my hurt and given me relief.
So dry your eyes and remember me
not as I am now, but as I use to be.
Because I will remember you all and look on with a smile,
Understand, in your hearts, I’ve only gone to rest a little while.
As long as I have the love of each of you,
I can live my life in the hearts of all of you.
Published November 2, 2020 by Brian Masterson
In memory of my great friend Dave MacKay. Talented, funny, the best company. I miss you every day.
In loving memory of Jen Ogg
Published June 4, 2020 by Rudi and Freyja al-Shaibany
In loving memory of our mummy.
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 Beltane Fire Society
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 Anne Reid
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 Juliette Scott
Your copper beech tree mum – enjoy the view!
Your beloved daughter, Jules
Nan and Jack Hullah
Published December 16, 2019 by Nancy Rosemary Harper
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 Beltane Fire Society
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 KENNETH & CATHERINE MACARTHUR
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 Dr Katherine Edward
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 Peter Hall
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.