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Tackling overgrowth and undergrowth at the Shore

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The glorious early Autumn sunshine was a welcome treat for the group of volunteers from the Scottish Government’s Centre for Housing Market Analysis. A team of 16 people worked along the stretch of path from Coburg Street to the end of the Water of Leith path, clearing overhanging vegetation and litter picking.   Over the summer, [...]

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Volunteer path improvements at the Shore

In places half the path was obstructed

The stretch of path between the Shore and Coburg Street is the latest section to be improved, thanks to the help of staff from the Safer Communities Division of the Scottish Government. This section of path, alongside the Water of Leith, is quite narrow and congested, and it’s not helped by overgrowing weeds and bushes [...]

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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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Armed Forces events and displays this week

I’ve had ‘armed forces day’ marked on this Saturday of my calender for a few months now, but wasn’t sure what it would entail until I read this on STV local. The event in full actually lasts for three days – Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and consis…

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