Fundraiser Ceilidh with Awry, 27th October 2017


The weather is turning and the cooler, dark nights are drawing in. Come warm your bodies and souls with a night of dancing in Edinburgh to raise funds for Three Hares Woodland CIC.

A ceilidh to begin, with the mighty Awry (the Knockengorroch Ceilidh Band, oh yes!!)

Followed by a wee tasty chunk of freestyle wigging out to Portnawak & The Woo:
‘ a musical ensemble, playing a unique blend of gypsy folk hop, psychedelic tribal bounce music and organic punk…’

Finishing off the night with a second set from the awesome, psychegaelic Awry:           ‘This is music to make you move, dream, dance or doodle, like slugging back a musical pint of the wilds of Scotland with a triple shot of space rock for a chaser’


Taking place on Friday 27th October, 7:30-11:30pm at St.Peter’s Hall, Lutton Place.

Tickets are available from

Last Tree Planting day for This Season.

**Update: This event is now only on the Saturday**

29th April, 2017.


Saturday 29th April,  2017.  11am start on the land.

We have a final batch of 400 native trees, donated by TCV, to get in the ground.

The last couple of tree planting weekends have been a total joy!  A relaxed, beautiful environment, lovely folk, plenty of fun for the kids (rolling down hills and pond dipping to identify what creatures are living in the river, adults welcome to join both activities!).  Here is what one volunteer, Andrew Macleod, had to say about his tree planting experience at  Three Hares:

“There is so much nonsense going on in the world right now it is a joy to see good willed people doing good will things without fuss, in the open air and in such an inclusive way…all power to Three Hares’ elbow!”

We will, as usual, provide tea and biscuits.
Bring suitable outdoor footwear and clothing, water and snacks.
Bring a spade if you have one!


Blue Skies Earth Skills to start running their courses on the Land

We’ve just launched our children’s and families classes for this Spring.

Into the Woods is our wonderful 6 week long family adventure on Friday afternoons, based at an accessible site in Midlothian. Starts Friday 27th April. There’s only space for 8 families so book early 😀

Our Wee Survivors and Young Survivors specialist children’s programmes for children aged 7-11 and 12-18 are starting in May. Dates are now available on the Blue Skies webpage, with further details coming soon of our all new programme.

For more information please go to or contact Kate Hedges by email

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Official Three Hares Relaunch and AGP

1st April, 2017.  2pm-6pm


What is an AGP?  Well, it’s like an AGM (Annual General Meeting) but we like to have an Annual General Picnic.  It sounds less business like.

Why a relaunch?  We thought that we needed to let everyone know that we have finally sprung into action after waiting for our lease for over 2 years!!  Yes, we did go a bit quiet.  However, there was still plenty of behind the scenes action, and now we want to share it with everyone!

What happened at the last AGP?  This:

It was a frosty December day.  We woke the fire, walked  the land, munched our picnics, danced to Portnawak & The Woo and rescued a wee vole from the fire into a bowler hat.

What will happen at this AGP?

We will wake the fire, munch our picnics, keep the official business brief and be enchanted by a performance of ŠUMA by Kuchke and composer Zoë Irvine.   ŠUMA is a sound walk with radio transmission, singing and the sounds of the woodland.  If you have a transistor radio, bring it along!  Find out more here:

ŠUMA – Zoë Irvine & Kuchke


The day will be rounded off with a fire side set by The Watch Thieves, hypnotic and awe inspiring!


Apart from having a grand day out, this is also a good opportunity to visit the land, find out more about Three Hares Woodland CIC and see how you can become more involved.  Or you can just come along and enjoy your picnic in a wonderful setting.

Hope to see you there!

Bring a picnic!!


Tree Planting Weekend 11th and 12th March, 2017.

We’re looking forward to our Tree Planting Weekend in March.  This is what we did in Spring 2016:

We have just been donated 450 native species, by The Woodland Trust, with steaks and guards.  Get your spades out!

Starting at 10am on Saturday 11th March, 2017.  It shouldn’t take more than a day, but you will have chance to enjoy the wonderful place that is the Three Hares.  It really is a wee patch of magic.  Campers welcome.  Fingers crossed for sunshine!

More info on the ‘News’  page.


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Willow Tree Planting Day Feb 10th 10-4

Come and join us for our first tree planting day of the year!

We have 200 willow cuttings to get into the ground. 4 Varieties for those basket weavers out there!

Head along to the land on Feb 10th between 10-4 for some planting fun.

Tea and Biscuits provided.

See you there!!

The Hares 🙂

Member’s Woodland Planning Meeting, 13th February 2016-RESCHEDULED!!

 NEW DATE:  SUNDAY 13TH MARCH, 1PM. (Meet at Glencorse Centre)

This is a chance for Three Hares Members to be involved in the initial planning stages of the woodland.  We have identified ‘clusters’ or groups of jobs that need consideration, inspiration and implementation.

We would also like to tackle a litter pick on the day, and look at beginning to clear some gorse for a pathway.

For more info contact  If you are not already a member but would like to be, fill out the simple membership form that can be found on the ‘Become A Member’ page.

Permaculture Woodland Design Course Dec 2015-Jan 2016


The design course, led by James Chapman, ran over two weekends in December 2015 and January 2016.  A great way to be involved in the first stages of designing a site, and an even better way for Three Hares to make some progress with planning the Community Woodland.

Annual General Picnic!  13th Dec, 2015.


It was a frosty December afternoon.  It was encouraging that around 70 folk turned out, under the blue skies, to check out the Three Hares Community Woodland.  They showed enthusiasm and shared ideas.  Together we woke the fire, walked the land, ate our picnics and enjoyed some tunes.  A grand day out!