Author Archives: SueMcKichan

SueMcKichan

About SueMcKichan

I'm a marketing freelancer, specialising in Scottish tourism and sports projects. I'm also a volunteer on the innertube map project - a network of off-street paths throughout Edinburgh. We'll be blogging about interesting activities on and near the routes, reporting problems, promoting community events. You'll regularly find me out and about on bike and foot on the paths in North Edinburgh.

History: Lamb’s House, Leith

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Lamb’s House was probably one of the finest merchants’ houses in Scotland in the 16th and 17th centuries. It is an impressive four storey A listed building with crow-stepped gables, tall chimneys and massive fireplaces. Historians are unsure of it…

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History: Golf on Bruntsfield Links

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Golf has been played on Bruntsfield LInks since the 15th century, and the Bruntsfield Links Golfing Society, formed in 1761 with members playing over a 6 hole course, is the fourth oldest golf club in the world and celebrated its 250th anniversary…

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History: Trinity Railway Station

Tucked away at the end of the Canonmills to Trinity path is the old Trinity Railway Station with the platforms opposite, hidden beneath the undergrowth. The station is now a private residence. The Edinburgh, Leith and Newhaven Railway line opened …

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Edinburgh’s Original Tram Depot

One of Edinburgh’s original tram depot buildings can still be seen on Henderson Row. The first cable hauled trams were introduced in Edinburgh in 1888, replacing horse-drawn trams, and these ‘new’ cable hauled trams had their depot and drive-mecha…

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Trinity News

News and events from the latest issue of Trinity Spotlight, a free community magazine delivered to households in the Trinity/Newhaven area of Edinburgh. Green Flag Status for Victoria Park This year for the first time, Victoria Park has won a Gree…

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Edinburgh Bike Festival

The Bike Club Project in Edinburgh has joined forces with Edinburgh Leisure to organise an Edinburgh Bike Festival at the Saughton Sports Complex (in Saughton Park) later this month. The event takes place on Friday 26th August between 1.30 and 4.3…

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Edinburgh Floods (again)

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The Police closed the Rocheid Path (along the Water of Leith by the Stockbridge Colonies) yesterday afternoon – the Water of Leith had risen so high that it was flowing over the path in several places. Many of the cycle paths are likely to be awas…

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