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The Colinton Tunnel - preserving history and heritage

Nearly 70 metres of brilliantly illustrated poetry.  Simply stunning!

Happy Birthday RLS - we celebrated it on 13th November.  Here is the Evening News article

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

Read the RLS poem:

 We are rapidly turning 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 and Twitter - @tunnelcolinton

We've been really busy! See our Latest News page.  Also, visit for a fantastic blog and pictures about a visit to the tunnel.

Thank you also 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 some recent images.  The train and passengers are just outside the tunnel.  Who do you recognise? The pheasants and horses are a detail from the line "here is a cart run away in the road".  Wow!  The two girls pictured helped to paint Colinton Primary's section, and their homework was to write about it. Finally, our brilliant volunteers in a "before and after|" shot.

Bryce Morrison image 1  CTP Rutterford 131119 02
 CTP Rutterford 131119 07             Chris and Rona lo

Huge thanks you to our generous sponsors, who include:

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

   EIS ARTS LOGO     mushroomtrust socialcard cruden           CB News logo    daler rowney

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








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