• Caring for the beauty, history & character of the Esk Valley
  • Maintenance, clearing and other fine social occasions!
  • We welcome everyone interested in the Esk valleys

The catchment area of the River Esk, from source to sea, is the geographical area of our concern, interest and activity.

The river North Esk rises in the Pentland Hills above the N. Esk Reservoir while the source of the river South Esk is beyond Gladhouse Reservoir in the Moorfoot Hills. Both rivers flow northeast through wooded valleys rich in wildlife, history, towns and villages, to their confluence at Waters’ Meet in Dalkeith Country Park.

As one river, The Esk then flows for a short distance through East Lothian where its banks form an attractive backdrop to the seaside town of Musselburgh situated at its mouth on the Firth of Forth.

  • Talk - William Fergusson, surgeon extraordinaire. Thurs 10th November
    William Fergusson, who established his formidable reputation as a surgeon before the advent of anaesthesia, was born in 1808 in Prestonpans. He rapidly gained a strong reputation as a surgeon and, in 1840, accepted an invitation to become Professor of Surgery at King’s College London and Surgeon to King’s College Hospital. His many achievements made him perhaps the most celebrated surgeon of his time. He died in London in 1877 and is buried at West Linton. Peter Raine, himself a paediatric surgeon, will talk about William Fergusson’s life and work in the next Esk Valley Trust Zoom talk on Thursday November 10th at 19.30 hrs.
  • Talk - Protecting Musselburgh from flooding
    In his talk Conor will specifically address the approach taken to incorporating natural and catchment flood risk reduction options.
  • Esk Valley Trust 2022 AGM
    The AGM will be followed by a talk by Emily Burton of the Scottish Seabird Centre.

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