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Have you seen our brilliant new signage?
Hot News! We're finalists in the AHI 2021 Engaging People Awards!
This enchanting mural in a Victorian railway tunnel was created to bring visitors to Colinton and to make people smile - it's photogenic too!
Here's some recent coverage:
Enjoy this short video of RLS's short poem "From a Railway Carriage", which forms the "spine" of the mural. Photos and video edit by Syaquan. Voice and sound credits for Serenity Scotland by Actor and Guide Peter Berry.
Here’s another great video, accompanying the track “Stories”, composed and played by the talented Vincent Gauchot for his forthcoming third album, “Experiences”
Sangstream, Edinburgh's Scots Folk Choir, have just uploaded their latest performance, singing Robert Louis Stevenson's short poem, "The Swing", from "A Child's Garden of Verses" (1885). See and hear it here:
Visit our "Progress" page, where you'll find a new video, created by Bob Bell of the Colinton Local History Society, who kindly offered to record the progress of our project - thanks Bob!
STV's Laura Alderman made this great piece, which was broadcast on the Six O'clock News on 21.10.2020
We'll be adding more of Laura's work soon!
Here's a magical fly-through and documentary, created by the talented Dode Allen:
Well worth a read is this blog by our friends and supporters at Sustrans ArtRoots Fund:
.. and you'll enjoy this article by Jacob Farr, published in the Edinburgh Evening News on 20th October 2020:
Read the RLS poem: http://www.scottishpoetrylibrary.org.uk/poetry/poems/railway-carriage
Our talented art team, led by Chris Rutterford,have transformed a dark and scary tunnel into a safe and welcoming home for Scotland's largest historical mural; celebrating the industrial, social, artistic and literary history of our community. See FAQ page for directions to the tunnel.
See our Latest News page.
Thank you to everyone who has donated to the project - we really appreciate your generosity. If you haven't donated yet, please consider doing so and don't forget that Gift Aid can add £12.50 to every £50 that you give. See the "How can you help" link or just click the red button below to go to Virgin Money Giving:
Huge thanks go to our generous sponsors, who include lots of people in our local community and:
We are also supported by a grant from the Virgin Money Foundation
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