Fountainbridge Canalside Community Trust (FCCT)

Fountainbridge Canalside Community Trust (FCCT) supports and encourages communities to engage positively with the canal, to promote its heritage, environment and amenity, with a view to encouraging more local people to use the canal to their benefit. We have been operating since 2004 working with canal-side communities near the Union Canal.

Current opportunities

We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers who would like to support the work of our canal boat the Lochrin Belle based at Edinburgh Quay Main tasks include: Crewing the boat. Being a public face of the organisation. Welcoming people aboard. Dealing with the needs of passengers. Supporting the health and safety of passengers. Helping with maintenance and cleaning. Supporting colleagues including the skipper and other volunteer crew members.

The Canalside Greenspace Volunteers will explore the local greenspaces over a 6 week period and together identify improvement opportunities at several small greenspace areas at Fountainbridge Green and Harrison Park. Work will include: clearing vegetation, cutting back shrubs, sowing seeds, planting plants, litter picking and weeding. It will be fun! There will be cake, chat and lots to explore and learn together about our local greenspaces.
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