Balfour Walk Edinburgh

Sunday 20 August, 2017 : 

To mark 100 years since the Balfour Declaration, the Scottish Council of Jewish Communities (SCoJeC), is organising a community walk on Sunday 20 August, 2017, around Whittingehame Estate, the childhood home of Lord Arthur James Balfour, and a school for Jewish refugee children during the Second World War. Thanks to the generous permission of Michael Brander, the current owner of the Estate, everyone on the walk will get unprecedented access areas normally closed to the public, such as the Balfour graves and the famous Whittinghame Yew, one of Scotland’s ‘Heritage Trees’.

The walk will start on the Traprain Law, and will be led by East Lothian Park Ranger, Richard English. It will be over rough terrain and narrow paths.

Suitable outdoor clothing and footwear are suggested, (as well as a dry change of clothing for a comfortable journey home).

Don’t forget your camera and binoculars as there is plenty of wildlife and plants to discover along the way, as well as the Whittingehame history.

A Kosher picnic will be provided

We recommend that you bring extra water and snacks if you are likely to need them

Transport from Glasgow & Edinburgh will be provided

Whittingehame is not well served by public transport, and is difficult to find so we are arranging transport from the south side of Glasgow (departs 8.30am) and from Edinburgh (departs 9.40am). Own transport is fine, but please let us know if you choose this option.

Booking is essential as spaces are limited.

Suggested donation £10/£5

For more information:

Call Joanne: 07724 549817


Generously supported by the Netherlee and Clarkston Charitable Trust and with the support of East Lothian Countryside Ranger Service. Part of the Bicentenary of Jewish Communities in Scotland programme.

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