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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History: Granton Road Station

Long closed, to the West of the Wardie Rd exit, look for the remains of the old platforms of Granton Road Station. The station was on the Caledonian Line, linking Haymarket to Leith in 1864, with passenger services starting in 1879. Photo with per…

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Open Doors Day: Barclay Viewforth Church

Barclay Viewforth Church – 1 Wright’s Houses Open Sat 24/9 10am – 4pm Barclay Church was built in 1862-64 to the powerful Victorian Gothic design of Frederick Thomas Pilkington following an architectural competition. Heavily influenced by John Rus…

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History: WWII on Cramond Island

There are plenty of historical remains on Cramond Island: a medieval jetty, an old farmstead and WWII fortifications, including a gun emplacement and barracks. Sheep were kept here until the 1960s, and in the past there was oyster farming. The cau…

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