On 9th June, residents from St. Margaret’s Care Home in Edinburgh spent the morning participating in a ‘wild camping’ activity in Spylaw Park.
The session was organised with Edinburgh & Lothian’s Greenspace Trust who have been reconnecting people with their local greenspaces since 1991. Their programme of environmental and community projects has helped create and improve local green areas across Edinburgh and the Lothians - helping local people, wildlife, landscape and heritage.
In our first session we explored the park and found a safe area to make and light our own fire and boiled water in a special kettle for a well-earned cuppa.
Our outdoor programme of trips to Spylaw Park will continue throughout the summer and forthcoming activities will include Tai Chi, birdwatching and herbal medicine.
Activities Leader Callum said “It was a lovely morning spent together in the great outdoors rediscovering camping skills we learned long ago and we are really looking forward to our next session.”
St. Margaret’s Care Home is located in Edinburgh and provides dementia care, nursing care, palliative care and respite care.