Today citizens of the republic carried out Guerilla Gardening in a bid to highlight the plight of public land, assets and facilities being left to rot.
The kids enjoyed pulling out the enormous weeds and everyone enjoyed a well deserved summer solstice tea party that could be heard down the Canongate
After a hard day's toil they ended their community gardening and clean up of the Canongate Venture by planting a Rowan tree.
For those that don't know the Rowan Tree is renowned to offer protection to a building and the people around it and specifically protection from bad people. It is said that removing or even damaging a rowan tree brings havoc and bad luck to those that remove it.
See more pics of the day here