News & Events

  • 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.
  • Survey of opinions about the future for Mavisbank House
    In February 2022 Pauline Megson and Tom Parnell of Historic Environment Scotland gave an excellent presentation on Mavisbank House as part of the year’s programme of Esk Valley Trust Zoom talks.
  • EVT Zoom Talks 2022
    The 2022 programme of talks is open to everyone, whether members of the Trust or not and is completely free of charge.
  • Rennie Frazer - A Tribute
    A Tribute to Rennie Frazer, who died so tragically in October 2021
  • Fisherrow - a wee bit of its story
    Simon Fairnie is the son of a fishing family whose ancestry can be traced back to the early 1700’s.
  • Artists & Photographers along the River Esk
    This journey through some of the rich artistic heritage of the Esk valley is one not to miss.
  • Tackling Pollution in the Esk Rivers
    Sadly pollution has been a recurring feature of the Esk Rivers for many years. In recent times discharge of contaminated water from old mine workings is a big problem.
  • Esk Valley Trust AGM 2021
    Karen Inkster will talk on 'Rights and responsibilities in maintaining access to the countryside'.
  • EVT Zoom talks 2021
    The new programme of talks is open to everyone, whether members of the Trust or not and is completely free of charge.
  • Musselburgh Lagoon walk/talk
    Come and see the bird life on the River Esk estuary, and visit the new land created with the ash from the Cockenzie power station and now transformed into a public recreation area and nature reserve.