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What is the Outdoor Diary

The Outdoor Diary is a place where you can come to find out about hundreds of events and activities in the great outdoors, covering Edinburgh, the Lothians and the Scottish Borders. The events are hosted by ranger services and other environmental organisations throughout the area.

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The Diary has been made possible by a wide partnership of organisations, including Scottish Natural Heritage, Forestry Commission Scotland , ELREEF, Treefest and Four Winds Inspiration Centre.

Works with Scotland's people to care for our natural heritage: its wildlife, habitats and landscapes. We promote responsible enjoyment of the outdoors, understanding, appreciation, and sustainable use of the natural heritage now and for future generations. For more information about Scottish Natural Heritage's work, contact Scottish Natural Heritage, Laundry House, loi pinel Dalkeith Country Park, Dalkeith EH22 2NA or telephone 0131 654 2466 or visit our website.

Aims to protect and expand Scotland's woodlands and increase their value to society and the environment. We provide grants to help people look after and create woods. We also manage Scotland's national forests for timber, wildlife and recreation. To find out more about Forestry Commission Scotland and forestry in Great Britain telephone 0845 367 3787 or visit our website.

The Treefest partnership is now helping to bring together this programme of events for 2007. You can find out about many other Treefest events throughout Scotland plus initiatives such as Heritage Trees by calling the Treefest helpline on 0131 314 6444 or visit our website.

An independent group consisting of individuals, local and national organisations who are working to raise awareness about the environment in Edinburgh and the Lothians. Their counterpart in the Borders is Scottish Borders Environment Partnership. Contact by email.

An environmental education, rando vtt and craft based charity offering a wide range of craft, herbal and renewable energy classes for adults and parents with children. We produce custom-carved chainsaw sculptures for parks, gardens, playgrounds, etc. We also organise the Edinburgh Treefest and Wood Market.

Four Winds acts as one of the Edinburgh and Lothians Regional Environmental Education Forum representatives in the Outdoor Diary production process and is the main contact for the Diary throughout the year.