Thank you!!


Three Hares Fundraiser, 27th October 2017

We were swung and we were flung and a great night was had by all…and we raised £964 for Three Hares!!  Thank you so much to all who came and supported us.  A massive thank you to the incredible, psychegaelic ceilidh band Awry and the foot stomping, rabble rousing Portnawak & The Woo!  Also, thank you to all the volunteers, you wonderful beings!  Let’s do it again sometime!

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27th October Ceilidh with Awry!!!



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


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Permaculture Events

forest gardening

Three Hares are planning some more Permaculture events and courses in the near future so watch this space for info.  Until then, however, find out more about ‘Forest Gardening in Practise’ hosted by the Permaculture Community Classroom, 6th July, 6pm-8:30pm in Edinburgh.  Two of the UK’s most distinguished Forest Garden experts – Tomas Remiarz and Graham Bell – will be coming to speak about and engage Edinburgh in this visionary practice.  The event will also be the premier book launch in Scotland of Tomas Remiarz’s new book of the same name, ‘Forest Gardening in Practice’

Tickets on sale now, on a donation basis.  To find out more, follow this link:


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Tree Planting Change of Plan

Unfortunately due to the ‘dreaded lurgy’, there will be no-one to facilitate this Friday’s Tree Planting Day at Three Hares (28th April, 2017) .

HOWEVER, Saturday’s Tree Planting is going ahead as planned. (29th April, 2017)

We will start at 11am on the land.

We will, as usual, provide tea and biscuits but please bring snacks/lunch, water, appropriate outdoor clothing and footwear, and a spade if you have one!

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Blue Skies launch their new courses on the land

Check out the new courses running from Blue Skies Earth Skills on the Land coming this spring and summer.

Hook the young folk into some awesome deep nature connection and earth skills

Check their full webpage for details

Adult courses to follow soon

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Soutra Aisle Open Days

This is an event that is NOT happening at Three Hares, but is definitely of interest so we are spreading the word!

Dr.Brian Moffat (Archaeobotanist) hosts Open Days at Soutra Aisle 2017 (site of the medieval hospital and monastery founded in 1164 and operating for approx 300 years).

Brian imparts a wealth of knowledge about medicinal plants used, plants introduced, and much more info that you won’t find on Google!!

Easter Weekend- April 15th, 16th, 17th.
May 6th (For Midlothian Heritage Week)
Summer Weekend- August 26th, 27th, 28th

2pm prompt start.
Usually lasts until 5pm-ish.
Bring warm clothes as it is an exposed windy hilltop!

Buses from Edinburgh- Perrymans 51/52
Get off at Soutra Aisle, just after Fala, and it’s a 10/15min walk from A68.

If you are interested in herbs, you’ll be into this!

Soutra Aisle:
Perryman’s Bus Timetable:
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AGP sponsored by the wonderful VEGWARE:

The wonderful Vegware will be providing cups and spoons for the soup at our AGP this sat.

Check them out

Big up!!

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Slight change of plan…

Due to some, ahem,’technical’ issues, Kuchke will be postponing the 1st April performance of ŠUMA at Three Hares.  So watch this space for when this will be happening!

However, we will still have Kuchke singing some of their favourite Balkan tunes.  Not to be missed!



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The Watch Thieves join the picnic!

The Watch Thieves will be joining us on the land for the AGP on the 1st April.  Catch them by the fireside at the Three Hares weaving their musical webs.

the watch thieves

AGP at  Three Hares Community Woodland, 1st April 2017.  2pm-6pm

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Over 700 trees to plant this weekend!

We have acquired another 300 native trees along with the 430 from The Woodland Trust to plant tomorrow (Sat 11th March) and Sunday 12th.  10am-4pm each day.  Campers welcome!

We have also been donated 10 Scots Pines that a nice man has grown from seed in Edinburgh and have the opportunity to cut 100 willow whips from our neighbour, pass them across the river and plant them at Three Hares.

So come on down and give us a hand!

It’ll be lovely!!

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