Three Hares Are Building!

Midlothian Council have granted us planning permission to build our woodland hut, and work begins this July!

Mark Vrionides will be running the first stage of the build as a Roundwood Framing Course. Come and learn how to construct the frame for any building from logs straight from the woods. This method is particularly great for compost loos, huts, cabins and any kind of shack really, but can also provide the frame for houses and barns.

Mark will cover everything you need to know to build your own roundwood frame, including:

timber selection and preparation
frame design
marking and cutting joints

Course dates:
Saturday 30th June – Friday 6th July, 9.30am – 5.30pm

Cost: £220
Please get in touch if you can’t afford it, there will be some subsidised places, especially for local residents.

The Three Hares Community Woodland is an eighteen acre site just outside Auchendinny, near Penicuik, alongside the River North Esk.
We’ll meet at the Glencorse Centre [4 Firth Rd, Penicuik EH26 0QZ] and walk down to the woodland.

Flooring, roofing, cladding, etc. with guidance from Mark at every stage of the build. Please get in touch if this is more appealing, or if you cannot afford the course. Thanks!

Any questions?

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A fantastic snow filled Easter Sunday spent down on the land for our Happy Easter Egg Roll Off!!!

Searching for Beautifully painted Egg ‘Stones” along the river and taking part in some traditional Egg rolling, a fine way to celebrate Easter was had by all.

Well done to Ellie, Elly and Meg for making it all happen (and for providing some not so chocolate fuelled fun for our wee ones – some beautiful fruit filled baskets instead!)

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Join us THIS Sunday


THIS Sunday…sorry, think we said 1st March before when we meant 1st April!!  Bring yer eggs to roll!!  Bring a picky-nicky.  Yes!!  Weather forecast says light cloud and breezy,  no probs, we can picnic around a fire!  12 noon, aye.

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Family Fun on April 1st 2018

peggyJoin in at Three Hares on Sunday 1st April, 12 noon,  for some egg rolling fun!

Bring a boiled egg to roll, there will be paints so you can decorate it.

Bring a picnic!

A friendly request, if you bring chocolate please keep it within your own family, thanks!


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Gorse of course!


Tomorrow, Sunday 25th March 2018, we will be tackling a wee bit of gorse clearance to make way for a path that will lead down to the proposed shelter that we hope to build this summer.  We will meet at 10am on the land and wrap up at about 2:30pm.  Bring any gloves, tools you may prefer to use (within reason!!) and some lunch and water too.   Will be a lovely, albeit slightly prickly, day!!

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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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