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    21 - 22 September 2019

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    28 - 29 September 2019

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    25 - 30 October 2019

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Happy Bee-Day – Tuesday 9th July

4th July 2019

To celebrate a year since the Ross Fountain’s restoration, The Quaich Project is hosting a day of free, family-friendly activities in West Princes Street Gardens. As the first anniversary falls within Defra’s Bees Needs Week, we will be highlighting The Quaich Project’s commitment to biodiversity and our core theme of “A Space for Nature”.

Join us at the Ross Fountain for the celebrations which include a community choir, giant party games, circus workshops, arts & crafts sessions, bee hotel making, a live bee hive and face-painting to get the party started for all the family!   With activities from The Edinburgh & Lothian Greenspace Trust, RSPB, Sing in the City community choir, Scottish Country Dance Association, The Scottish Beekeepers Association and The World Bee Project, this is the perfect way to enjoy this amazing green space – right in the heart of Edinburgh

11am-4pm Workshops and craft activities by The Edinburgh & Lothians Greenspace Trust, bee hotel making from the RSPB, face-painting, a performance from the Scottish Country Dancing Society and a bee hive with honey-tasting from The Scottish Beekeepers Association.  There will also be the opportunity for public to see a live demonstration of the World Bee Project’s Hive Network which is connected to a beehive at the University of Edinburgh’s Apiary.

12:30pm Sing in the City Community Choir, mini cupcakes and welcome from The Quaich Project

We’ll also be giving away wildflower bee bombs to help restore the lost wildflower habitat and make an important contribution to the biodiversity.  Thanks to our friends at Beebombs who have generously donated the native wildflower bee bombs.  Learn more about how you can help bring the bees back at www.beebombs.com