Leith has long been know for its tight knit community and its hard living, but now a grass roots movement Greener Leith is encouraging Leithers sign the Pledge for a Better Life! You can join the movement by making your green travel pledge by using this on-line form.

Even though I live on the south side of Edinburgh and seldom venture north of George Street (well not since I stopped working for the botanics), I can’t help but be impressed by this local group working to improve their own environment by engaging with the community.