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The Colinton Tunnel Colouring Book - 32 pages for artists of all ages - available now!

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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:

City of Edinburgh Council is promoting short walks that avoid the roads.  Here's a link to their wee video.

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.

Our thanks to Andy Marjoribanks of Edinburgh Cab Tours for letting us feature his blog and recent video:

Here’s another great video, accompanying the track “Stories”, composed and played by the talented Vincent Gauchot for his third album, “Experiences”

Sangstream, Edinburgh's Scots Folk Choir, 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 great 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

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:

Finally, here are three more cool videos, all available on YouTube: 


Read the RLS poem:

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.

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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 button below to donate:

Huge thanks go to our generous sponsors, who include lots of people in our local community and:

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We are also supported by a grant from the Virgin Money Foundation

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