Green charity takes on new chief executive

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The Edinburgh and Lothians Greenspace Trust (ELGT) has named Charlie Cumming as its new chief executive.

Mr Cumming will take over from Chris Lewis, who is ­retiring after 14 years as head of the charity.

Since joining ELGT in 2001 and becoming its projects manager in 2003, Mr Cumming has helped deliver more than £8 million worth of projects in and around Edinburgh, ranging from the transformation of Hailes Quarry Park to the creation of a new community garden and play park in Barony Street gardens. Carol Cawood, chairwoman of ELGT’s board of directors, said: “Charlie’s previous experience with ELGT makes him ideally placed to continue our work to improve and promote access to ­greenspaces across Edinburgh and the Lothians.”