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.

Welcome to a new season of Zoom talks for 2022

The 2022 programme of talks is open to everyone, whether members of the Trust or not and is completely free of charge.

The talks will be given via Zoom. To register for a talk please click on the link associated with the talk that you want to join below. You will then be sent an email with details of how to join the Zoom session for the talk. You are welcome to register for as many of the talks as you want to.

Mavisbank House; Then and Now

Talk 1: Thursday February 10th at 19.30 hrs
Pauline Megson and Tom Parnell

Pauline Megson is Sustainable Place Manager at Historic Environment Scotland and among other things works to support community benefit from the Properties in Care, of which Mavisbank Policies is one of 336. She was part of the team involved in the recent bid to the National Lottery Heritage Fund for Mavisbank. Tom, an architectural historian with experience across the public, private and voluntary sectors, enjoys sharing his enthusiasm for many aspects of the historic environment. He currently works with Historic Environment Scotland as a Senior Ancient Monuments Officer.

This talk will trace the history of Mavisbank house to the present and open opportunity to discuss its possible future.

To register for this talk click here.

Fish of the Midlothian Esks placed within the wider context of the Forth district: present challenges and future potential

Talk 2: Thursday 28 April at 19.30 hrs
Dr Iain Reid

Iain is a well-known aquatic ecologist who has been involved in a number of projects at the Forth Rivers Trust. He enjoys any opportunity to get involved in environmental education and to help people learn more about the rivers around them.

To register for this talk click here.

Annual General Meeting and talk

Talk 3: Friday 27 May 2022

The Esk Valley Trust AGM will start at 19.00 hrs and will be followed by a talk the details of which will be confirmed shortly.

As with the talk the AGM is open to everyone but only members can vote.

To register for the AGM and talk click here.

Protecting Musselburgh from flooding

Talk 4: Thursday 23 June at 19.30 hrs
Conor Price

Conor is the Managing Director of CPE Consultancy, and the project manager appointed by East Lothian Council to lead the Musselburgh Flood Protection Scheme’s project management team from Turner & Townsend. In this talk Conor will outline the progress to date with this major project, and specifically address the approach taken to incorporating natural and catchment flood risk reduction options located in the Esk Catchment above Musselburgh.

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