FRAW becomes a charity

Dear Friends

I am very pleased to announce that we have had our application to become a registered charity accepted by the regulating body OSCR. We will give more details about what this means to us in a newsletter, to be issued in the coming few weeks. John Kerr deserves our congratulations and thanks for all the meticulous work he has put in. He may be contacting some members as we are required to define our membership in a particular manner.

We continue to work away at our woodland re-planting project. Our plans have been agreed in principle by the Council and although we still hope to make a start on the ground re-planting this year; the schedule is now on the tight side. Watch this space - as it will be all hands to the pump when we get going. We also hope to have news shortly on interpretation and notice boards along the Almond and possibly even of extending access through the MOD property at Craigiehall.
Our successful work parties should be gathering pace now that autumn is here. If you are ever able to join us, please let us know when we email you.

Also please remember that at a meeting of the Community Council on 18th September at 7.30pm in the Milllenium Room at Cramond Kirk Hall there will be a presentation on options for the Weirs on the Almond. This will be given by Francis Hayes, Restoration Specialist with SEPA and Brian Davidson of the River and Fisheries Trusts of Scotland (RAFTS).

Best wishes

Richard Adlington