Haymarket - Cramond

Marine Drive path access upgrade

The previously almost-unusable path and steps from the “turnback” at the Western end of Marine Drive down to the esplanade are being fully upgraded with wide steps and landscaping. Where once it was a muddy track, usually doubling as a water cours…

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Russell Road diversion at Haymarket

The Haymarket tramworks have lead to the temporary closure of the Russell Road exit at the end of the route. As well as the tramworks, it looks as though the exit from the route to the road (which then leads to an ideal cycle route up to the canal…

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Opportunity for allotments on cycle path?

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After a discussion in work earlier this week about the length of time people are waiting to get an allotment it struck me on my cycle home that there are a few areas along the red line at Telford and on the Blue Line at Waterfront Avenue that coul…

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Missing canoeist on Blue Line

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User of the blue line would have noticed tonight that it was more blue light than the blue line cycle path. Unfortunately earlier on last night four canoeists got into difficulty just off shore at Gyps Brae and only three of them made it back asho…

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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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