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Valley Voice Archive

The Valley Voice is the Newsletter of the Friends of Braidburn Valley Park. All issues can be found in the table below. Click the contents to access the full Newsletter.

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48New play areas
Dirty Weekenders
Anti graffiti squad
Summer 2024
47Conservation activity
Tea in the Park
After the Pavilion
A new Play Area
Park Fitness
Winter 2023/24
Wildflower meadow path
New bookstore
Tea in the Park date
Summer 2023
45Tea in the Park
Our origins
We are Grade A!
New bins for old
Membership & AGM
Winter 2022/23
44Mural Opening Day
SMPS Sports Day
New Cherry Trees
Bird Boxes
Summer 2022
43Exciting developments
Fun in the park
Thank you
A mural for the park
AGM and membership
Winter 2021/22
42Pavilion history
New cherry trees
Picnic tables
Mural project
Litter picking hero
Summer 2021
41The park is alive...
Snow days
Wildflower meadow
AGM and membership
Winter 2020/21
The park in lockdown
Our iconic trees
Bike safety in the park
Photography competition
SMPS P7 poetry project
The park's shoal of fish!
Other news
Membership matters
Summer 2020
39A Birthday Cherry Tree
New Wildlife Art Trail
Tea in the Park 2019
SMPS pupils tending our park
Autumn Clean Up 2019
Bulbs Galore
AGM news Membership Update
Winter 2019/20
38What did the Friends ever do for us? Openings and dedications
Tree Planting – new for old
Willow weep for me
Fun and fitness School posters – look after our park
Summer 2019
37Another successful Tea in the Park
New outdoor gym
Dianne's Garden
Heritage craft projects
Winter 2018/19
36Dianne Savage: a true friend of the park, sadly missed
Garden planting project at main entrance
Outdoor Exercise equipment update
Tea in the Park 2018 - save the date
The General Data Protection Regulations
Summer 2018
35AGM is Sunday 25th February
Work on Community Garden has started
Wildlife camera
Jim Lavin
New bridge names
Help needed for Tea in the Park
Winter 2017/18
34Our Community Garden Came 1st in the Tesco Vote
Tea in the Park September 2nd
Keeping the Park Clean
Council Matters
Summer 2017
33Remembering the Good Old Trams
Planting Plans
Outdoor Gym
Robert Louis Stevenson
Inaugural Friends Lecture
Winter 2016/17
32Bark in the Park
More Highlights of Tea in the Park
Future Free Fruit for All
Making an Eyesore Disappear
Shades of Grey (& Blue & White & Purple)
Further Designs on Planting
Competition - Name Those Bridges
Winter 2015/16
31Urn Returned
Plans And Renovations For Braidburn Valley Park Main Entrance
Could Your Dog Be A Winner?
Adding To The Park’s Variety of Trees
Find the Braidburn Valley Park Medal Routes Online
Greenbank Scouts Gain Community Badge
Summer 2015
30Drumming in our Fun Day at Braidburn Valley Park
Other News in Brief
All You Wanted to Know about the Medal Routes Project
Honorary Tree Warden’s Report
Winter 2014/15
29What Flavour is Our Urn?
Congratulations to Charles Black
Renewal of 5 Year Management Plan
A Floral Success Story
A Green Invitation to All Braidburn Dog Walkers
Who Needs Trams?
Summer 2014
28Celebrating Our Tenth Anniversary Tea in the Park
Have you seen this plaque?
Banners in Full Sail at the Autumn Clean Up
Keen Volunteers Build New North Bridge Path
Help Us Update the Park Management Plan
Winter 2013/14
27An Iconic Memory
Stonework Repairs
Tree Warden’s Survey & Report
New Southern Bridge in Place
Farewell to Pete - Butterbur Basher
Summer 2013
26 SpecialTen Years of Activities by the Friends of Braidburn Valley ParkWinter 2012
26Tea in the Park 2012
New Bridge at South of Park
Butterbur Bashing Carries On
Edinburgh Ash Trees Threat
Garden Design Help Needed
Winter 2012
25New Wildflower Meadow for Bees
Scouts are Busy Bees
Celebrating the Queen’s Jubilee
Butterbur—the Battle Continues
New Trees to Enhance our Park
Summer 2012
24Tea in the Park 2011
Mini beasts and updates on our website
Lindsay Walls' retiral
Woodland Trust trees
Friends and volunteers
Winter 2011
23Belgian Connection
What A Difference Volunteers Make
Margaret Ramsay Remembered
400 more Plants in our Wildflower Meadow
The Guides and the Bumble Bees
Summer 2011
22Girl Guide Centenary Cherry Tree Planting
Tea in the Park 2010
Braidburn Valley Park Cherry Tree Benches
Keep That Green Flag Flying
Membership Secretary’s Report
Winter 2010
21Girl Guide Centenary Cherry Tree Planting
The Braidburn Valley Park Annual Spring Clean
Foreign Invader Under Attack
Quartermaster Required
Treasurer’s Report
Summer 2010
20Girl Guide Centenary Cherry Tree Planting
Flood Prevention Works
Annual General Meeting, 2010
Comiston Spring Avenue Steps Web Site
Winter 2009
19South Morningside Primary School Orienteering
Annual General Meeting 2009
Braidburn Flood Defence Work
New Bridge
Charitable Status
Summer 2009
tea in the Park 2008
Infrastructure Improvements in the Park
Awards Galore!
News from the Treasurer
Winter 2008
17Green Flag Flies
Wildflower Meadow panel installed
Braidburn Orienteering Course
73 years later ... Cherry Tree replanting begins
Friend of Braidburn Valley Park Website
Summer 2008
16Children Help Green Flag Park Get Greener
Duke of Edinburgh Award Helpers for the Park
Orienteering Course Success
Cherry Tree Replacement Work
Winter 2007
15Green Flag Success
Tea In The Park 2007
Cherry Tree Action
Membership Information
Autumn 2007
14Green Flag Award
Welcome To Braidburn Valley Park
What Next For Our Trees ?
Summer 2007
13Progress with the Wildflower Meadow
Last Corporation Tram Celebrated
Stevenson's Way
Bulb Planting 2006
Winter 2006
12Afternoon Tea in the Park 2006
Access to Stone Cairns Complete
Batty About Bats
Autumn 2006
11Pupils Go Wild in the Park
South Morningside Environmental Day
Wildflower Meadow
Visit of Scottish Deputy Minister for the Environment
What's Been Eating Our Trees ?
Spring 2006
10Report on Summer Community Event
Info on new web site
Wildflower Meadow Gets Underway
Winter 2005
9New Panels Show that there is More to the Park than Meets the Eye
What Is Happening in the Park ?
Wildflower Meadow
Bird and Bat Boxes
Summer 2005
8Living History Project
Interpretation Panels
Calling All Carpenters and Woodworkers
What's Happening In The Park
Spring 2005
7This issue was never published 
6Samba In The Park
More Than Meets The Eye
A Message From The Chairman
Autumn 2004
5Announcing Our Next Fun Day
Vandalism In The Park
A Message From The Chairman
Summer 2004
4Storytelling Fun
News From The Chairman
Feedback On Consultation On Park Improvements
Park Trees In Winter
Habitat Survey
Spring Work In The Park
Spring 2004 ?
3A Message From The Chairman
New Members
Consultation On Park Improvements
Your Committee
Did You Know ?
Tree Warden Scheme
Summer 2003
2Autumn Bulb Planting
The Day Arrived
What A Swell Party That Was
AGM Notice
Spring 2003 ?
Braidburn Valley Park
Do You Pick Up ?
New Park Benches
Your Views
A Message From Iain Gray MSP
Autumn Bulb Planting Day
Winter 2002