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The Colinton Tunnel - preserving history and heritage

Over 80 metres of brilliantly illustrated poetry.  Simply stunning!

We're painting an enchanting mural in a Victorian railway tunnel, in order to preserve local history and make people smile. 

Did you see us on STV's 6pm News on Friday 6th March?






And here are links two edits (one long, one short) of a cool video by Javier Flowers - Gracias Javier!

Short clip here

Full video on YouTube here

Read the RLS poem:

 We are transforming a previously 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.

Follow us on Facebook - @thecolintontunnel, Twitter - @tunnelcolinton

We've been busy! 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:

Make a donation using Virgin Money Giving

Here are a few recent images.  We'll be painting more as soon as the Coronavirus situation let’s us do so safely.

Bryce Morrison image 1  2020 02 23 134036
 2020 02 23 134137 2020 02 23 134115

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

sustrans 600 x 600 sustrans 600 x 600  AFC Trust logo         CBDRT Logo Black Converted      CEC 500x500 thumb        mushroomtrust socialcard  

   EIS ARTS LOGO     mushroomtrust socialcard cruden           CB News logo    daler rowney  main colinton cc logo

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

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


small blueWe are a Scottish Charity, SC048476, regulated by the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) 

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