Submitted by Editor on Mon, 27/03/2023 - 14:42

There may not be a massive variety, but Edinburgh offers plenty of ‘food for free’, to use a term popularised by Richard Mabey in his 1972 book on foraging.

In the autumn, Blackberries are ubiquitous along paths and on hillsides.

In the spring, shady and damp conditions such as those found along the Water of Leith walkway are ideal for wild garlic (Allium ursinum), whose unmistakeable and pungent aroma fills the air here.