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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:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balerno_line

A history of the railway's links with Juniper Green:  http://www.junipergreencc.org.uk/jg300-1/railway.html

Scottish Railway Preservation Society's working Balerno Pug: http://www.srpsmuseum.org.uk/10006.htm

A spur from the Balerno Branch Line railway that delivered stone to build Redford Barracks and which first brought trams to Colinton:  http://www.edinburghtrams.info/colinton_tramway_company

Railscot: https://www.railscot.co.uk/Balerno_Loop/index.php

Edinphoto:  http://www.edinphoto.org.uk/0_edin_t/0_edinburgh_transport_-_railways_south-west_ed.htm

John Speller's pages:  http://spellerweb.net/rhindex/UKRH/Caledonian/Balerno.html

Rolling stock:  www.caleycoaches.co.uk/assets/pdfs/balernoPn.pdf

Caledonian Railway Association Forum:  http://www.crassoc.org.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=109

Model of Colinton Station:  http://www.waterofleith.org.uk/blog/2015/3/23/balerno-branch-railway-weekend-was-a-huge-hit-with-visitors.html

Colinton Tunnel:  http://www.forgottenrelics.co.uk/tunnels/gallery/colinton.html

Caledonian Railway history: https://ipfs.io/ipfs/QmXoypizjW3WknFiJnKLwHCnL72vedxjQkDDP1mXWo6uco/wiki/Caledonian_Railway_lines_to_Edinburgh.html

Paper-making and the railway:  https://archiveshub.jisc.ac.uk/features/feb08.shtml

Project Summary

http://btckstorage.blob.core.windows.net/site918/News/Colinton%20Railway%20Tunnel.pdf

Local Organisations

The Water of Leith Conservation Trust:  http://www.waterofleith.org.uk/

Colinton Community Conservation Trust:  http://www.colinton-conservation.org.uk/

Colinton Amenity Association: http://www.colinton-amenity.org.uk/

Colinton Parish Church:  http://www.colinton-parish.com/

Colinton Local History Society:  http://www.colintonhistory.org.uk/

Edinburgh & Lothians Greenspace Trust:  http://www.elgt.org.uk/

SUSTRANS: https://www.sustrans.org.uk/ncn/map/walking-and-cycling-routes/urban-adventures/edinburgh-loops-and-links

Community Councils

Colinton: http://www.colinton-parish.com/

Juniper Green:  http://www.junipergreencc.org.uk/

Craiglockhart:  http://www.craiglockhart.btik.com/

Artistic and literary links

Great pictures of the railway, its destinations along the Water of Leith and the Pentland Hills: http://edwinglucas.com/water-of-leith-and-pentland-hills.html

See also: http://www.junipergreencc.org.uk/jg300-1/lucas.html

Robert Louis Stevenson:  http://robert-louis-stevenson.org/

A walk with Robert Louis Stevenson: http://www.colinton-conservation.org.uk/rlswalk-1.htm

RLS Poem "From a Railway Carriage": http://www.scottishpoetrylibrary.org.uk/poetry/poems/railway-carriage

Wilfred Owen and the War poets: http://www.wilfredowen.org.uk/home/

Wilfred Owen Centenary: http://www.napier.ac.uk/about-us/our-location/our-campuses/special-collections/outreach-and-events/wilfred-owens-edinburgh

Wilfred Owen Centenary events:  http://napier.ac.uk/wilfred-owen-100

War Poets' meeting at Baberton Golf Club:  http://www.forces.net/radio/great-war-poets-edinburgh-meeting-remembered

Phoebe Anna Traquair:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phoebe_Anna_Traquair

Other tunnel Murals:  http://www.sandsfootcastle.org.uk/wyke-road-tunnel-mural-2/ 

Local history

Walks around Colinton and the Mills in Colinton:  http://colintonhistory.org.uk/publications.html

The Mills in Juniper Green: http://www.junipergreencc.org.uk/jg300-1/mills2.html

Currie & District Local History Society: http://rob739.wixsite.com/cdlh

Extended benefits

Murals as anti-graffiti measures: 

http://rethinkurban.com/2012/creative-change/murals-pride-and-history-help-prevent-graffiti/

https://www.informedesign.org/Rs_detail/rsId/2474

https://www.graffitieaters.com.au/graffiti-prevention-strategies-actually-work/

http://www.britsoccrim.org/volume9/4.Taylor09.pdf

https://www.crimeprevention.vic.gov.au/grants/graffiti-prevention-grants/delivering-a-public-art-or-mural-project

Economic and social benefits - exemplars in North America:

https://www.art-bc.com/places/chemainus/walking-tours/murals-of-chemainus/

http://www.explorevancouverisland.com/Chemainus_Vancouver_Island_BC_Canada.htm

http://www.visitphilly.com/music-art/philadelphia/mural-arts-philadelphia/

https://www.muralarts.org/about/

http://www.ccmurals.org/mural-benefits/

http://opticosdesign.com/the-power-of-public-art-murals/

 

 

 

 

 

 

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