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  • Railway and transport history of a unique line is the primary project focus
  • Social and economic development of the upper Water of Leith communities (Colinton, Juniper Green, Currie and Balerno)
  • Industrial and economic history of the mills of the Water of Leith
  • Robert Louis Stevenson:
  • - Colinton connection through his Grandfather, Rev Lewis Balfour, Minister of Colinton
  • - Was his poem “From a Railway Carriage” inspired by a journey on the line?
  • Did Wilfred Owen, Siegfried Sassoon and Robert Owen use the line to reach their meeting at Baberton Golf Club in October 1917 – 100 years ago?
  • Wilfred Owen was a regular visitor to Colinton and mentions it in letters to his Mother
  • Phoebe Anna Traquair and many other notable residents would have used the line regularly
  • Edwin G Lucas, Juniper Green and Hailes resident, painted many Pentlands landscapes featuring the line.
  • A major opportunity to record the Army’s history in Colinton, from the building of Reford Barracks onward
  • Church and other picnics in the country from the city centre - the line was often called "the picnic line"
  • Local Churches' history – 1095 onward!
  • Many other famous (and infamous) local residents

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