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  The Colinton Tunnel - preserving history and heritage

The Colinton Tunnel mural is almost complete - why not enter our photo competition to celebrate the mural and RLS's birthday?  See the Latest News page for details (T&Cs apply). 

A beautifully illustrated poem helps tell the story of our history and heritage.

This enchanting mural in a Victorian railway tunnel was created to bring visitors to Colinton and to make people smile!

Here's some recent coverage:

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:

https://www.sustrans.org.uk/our-blog/news/2020/october/national-cycle-network-route-75-outside-edinburgh-transformed-by-colinton-tunnel-community-mural/

.. and you'll enjoy this article by Jacob Farr, published in the Edinburgh Evening News on 20th October 2020:

https://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/heritage-and-retro/heritage/derelict-colinton-tunnel-transformed-beautiful-140m-mural-honours-local-area-3009648

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

 



Read the RLS poem: http://www.scottishpoetrylibrary.org.uk/poetry/poems/railway-carriage

 We 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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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:

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The magical train, a dragon, a unicorn, fairies, witches and all sorts of other wonderful people!

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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

 Find us on Facebook (@thecolintontunnel); Twitter (@tunnelcolinton) and Instagram (colintontunnelmural)

 

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