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Please explore the following links to find the wealth of literary, artistic and other influences that we have drawn upon; to meet our stakeholders and partners; and to see other projects that we think you will find interesting:


The Book: Shaw, Donald.  The Balerno Branch and the Caley in Edinburgh.  Published by Oakwood, 1989.  ISBN 10: 0853613664 ISBN 13: 9780853613664.  Available to borrow from local libraries and to purchase via booksellers.

Railway History

Wikipedia data:

A history of the railway's links with Juniper Green:

Scottish Railway Preservation Society's working Balerno Pug:

A spur from the Balerno Branch Line railway that delivered stone to build Redford Barracks and which first brought trams to Colinton:



John Speller's pages:

Rolling stock:

Caledonian Railway Association Forum:

Model of Colinton Station:

Colinton Tunnel:

Caledonian Railway history:

Paper-making and the railway:

Project Summary

Local Organisations

The Water of Leith Conservation Trust:

Colinton Community Conservation Trust:

Colinton Amenity Association:

Colinton Parish Church:

Colinton Local History Society:

Edinburgh & Lothians Greenspace Trust:


Community Councils


Juniper Green:


Artistic and literary links

Great pictures of the railway, its destinations along the Water of Leith and the Pentland Hills:

See also:

Robert Louis Stevenson:

A walk with Robert Louis Stevenson:

RLS Poem "From a Railway Carriage":

Wilfred Owen and the War poets:

Wilfred Owen Centenary:

Wilfred Owen Centenary events:

War Poets' meeting at Baberton Golf Club:

Phoebe Anna Traquair:

Other tunnel Murals: 

Local history

Walks around Colinton and the Mills in Colinton:

The Mills in Juniper Green:

Currie & District Local History Society:

Extended benefits

Murals as anti-graffiti measures:

Economic and social benefits - exemplars in North America:


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