Fly along to learn how to help our feathered friends this winter

As the temperature drops it's time to spare a thought for the birds who make our gardens their home.

Tomorrow the National Trust for Scotland is holding an event to encourage people to discover more about the feathered creatures who rely on humans for food during the cold weather.

The event takes place at Inveresk Lodge Gardens, 24 Inveresk Village, Musselburgh, from 10am to 11.30am and is open to children aged eight to 15, all of whom must be accompanied by an adult.

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Enjoy a tour of the grounds to discover what birds enjoy eating, before making them treats for your own garden.

The event costs 3 per child. To book, or for more information, contact Hannah Levene on 0844-493 2124.

If birds aren't your scene, why not take some time out tomorrow to learn about the city's Cammo estate.

Visit the Pinetum, the ruins of the house, the stables and the walled garden.

The two-hour event is free and is suitable for over-16s. The tour departs from the visitor centre, on Cammo Road, at 10am.

Warm, waterproof clothing recommended.

Call 0131-447 7145 for more information.