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Colinton
to
Fountainbridge

A walk starting on the Water of Leith Walkway
and continuing along the Union Canal Towpath

October
2014

Approaching Colinton

and

Spylaw Park

Photo
1.

Approaching Colinton from the west along the Water of Leith Walkway

The photos below were taken on one of the 'Rambling for Fitness' walks, part of City of Edinburgh Council's
Adult Education Programme.  This week the walk, on October 10, 2014, was from Balerno along the
Water of Leith to Slateford, but the walkers continued, after coffee, along the Union Canal to Fountainbridge

 

The walkway here is also part of National Cycle Route 75.  A signpost near here gave distances of
WEST:  Juniper Green 3/4 mile, Balerno 4 miles, Kirknewton 8 miles.  EAST:  Colinton 1/2 mile. Leith 8 1/2 miles

Water of Leith Walkway -  Approaching Colinton from the west  -  October 2014

  Peter Stubbs    peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                     Photo taken:  October 10, 2014

Photo
2.

Building at the NW corner of Spylaw Park, Colinton, Edinburgh

Bridge Road Colinton that crosses the Water of Leith here can be seen in the background.

Spylaw Park, Colinton  -  October 2014

  Peter Stubbs    peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                     Photo taken:  October 10, 2014

Photo
3.

Artwork on the building in the NW corner of Spylaw Park, Colinton, Edinburgh

Left-hand side of the picture

 Spylaw Park, Colinton  -  October 2014

  Peter Stubbs    peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                     Photo taken:  October 10, 2014

Photo
4.

Artwork on the building in the NW corner of Spylaw Park, Colinton, Edinburgh

Left-hand side of the picture

Spylaw Park, Colinton  -  October 2014

  Peter Stubbs    peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                     Photo taken:  October 10, 2014

Colinton Railway Tunnel

Photo
5.

Sign near the site of the old Colinton Station and Tunnel

Please click here to enlarge this picture and have more chance of reading the text

Much of the walkway from Balerno to Colinton to Slateford follows the course of the old railway line from
 Edinburgh (Princes St Station) to Balerno.  Passenger services on this line began on 1 Aug 1874
 and were withdrawn on 1 Nov 1943.  Freight services continued until 1967.

Near Spylaw Parkand the old Railway Tunnel, Colinton  -  October 2014

  Peter Stubbs    peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                     Photo taken:  October 10, 2014

Photo
6.

Artwork in the Tunnel at Colinton

Artwork in the old Railway Tunnel at Colintion  -  October 2014

  Peter Stubbs    peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                     Photo taken:  October 10, 2014

Photo
7.

Artwork in the Tunnel at Colinton

zoom-in

Artwork in the old Railway Tunnel at Colintion  -  October 2014

  Peter Stubbs    peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                     Photo taken:  October 10, 2014

Photo
8.

Artwork in the Tunnel at Colinton

Artwork in the old Railway Tunnel at Colintion  -  October 2014

  Peter Stubbs    peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                     Photo taken:  October 10, 2014

Photo
9.

Artwork in the Tunnel at Colinton

zoom-in

Artwork in the old Railway Tunnel at Colintion  -  October 2014

  Peter Stubbs    peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                     Photo taken:  October 10, 2014

The Union Canal

Slateford and Craiglockhart

Photo
10.

Aqueduct taking the Union Canal over the Water of Leith at Slateford, Edinburgh

There is a long staircase (with cycle ramp) leading down from the towpath at the eastern end of
the aqueduct to the Water of Leith close to the Water of Leith Visitors' Centre on Lanark Road.

Aqueduct on the Union Canal, Edinburgh  -  Crossing the Water of Leith at Slatefore  -  October 2014

  Peter Stubbs    peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                     Photo taken:  October 10, 2014

Photo
11.

Graffiti beside the Union Canal near Slateford, Edinburgh

Artwork beside the Union Canal near Slateford, Edinburgh

  Peter Stubbs    peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                     Photo taken:  October 10, 2014

Photo
12.

A 'Yes Message' beside the Union Canal near Slateford, Edinburgh

This message is left over from one of the campaigns in the recent Scottish Independence Referendum

'Yes' message (remaining from the September 2014 Scottish Independenc Referendum campaigns) beside one of the bridges over the Water of Leith near Slateford, Edinburgh  -  October 2014

  Peter Stubbs    peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                     Photo taken:  October 10, 2014

Photo
13.

A small Transfer Picture of a Robot beside the Union Canal near Slateford

Robot  - a smll transfer picture found beside the Union Canal towpath, near Slateford, Edinburgh  -  October 2014

  Peter Stubbs    peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                     Photo taken:  October 10, 2014

Photo
14.

Graffiti on a Boathouse beside the Union Canal near Slateford, Edinburgh

This is the boathouse used by the Rowing Club of George Heriot's School, Edinburgh

Graffiti on a shed beside the Union Canal near Slateford, Edinburgh  -  October 2014

  Peter Stubbs    peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                     Photo taken:  October 10, 2014

Photo
15.

Graffiti on a Boathouse beside the Union Canal near Slateford, Edinburgh

zoom-in

This is the boathouse used by the Rowing Club of George Heriot's School, Edinburgh

Graffiti on a shed beside the Union Canal near Slateford, Edinburgh  -  October 2014

  Peter Stubbs    peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                     Photo taken:  October 10, 2014

Photo
16.

Graffiti on a Boathouse beside the Union Canal near Slateford, Edinburgh

This is the boathouse used by the Rowing Club of George Heriot's School, Edinburgh

 Graffiti on a wooden boat house on the Union Canal at Slateford, Edinburgh  -  October 2014

  Peter Stubbs    peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                     Photo taken:  October 10, 2014

Photo
17.

Graffiti on a Boathouse beside the Union Canal near Slateford, Edinburgh

This is the boathouse used by the Rowing Club of George Watson's College, Edinburgh

Graffiti on a corrugated iron boat house on the Union Canal at Slateford, Edinburgh  -  October 2014

  Peter Stubbs    peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                     Photo taken:  October 10, 2014

The Union Canal

Merchiston and Polwarth

Photo
18.

Wild Flowers beside the Union Canal towpath at Polwarth, Edinburgh

Wild flowers beside the Union Canal towpath at Polwarth, Edinburgh  -  October 2014

  Peter Stubbs    peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                     Photo taken:  October 10, 2014

Photo
19.

Wild Flowers beside the Union Canal towpath at Polwarth, Edinburgh

zoom-in

Wild flowers beside the Union Canal towpath at Polwarth, Edinburgh  -  October 2014

  Peter Stubbs    peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                     Photo taken:  October 10, 2014

Photo
20.

Graffiti, high on one of the Industrial Buildings beside the Union Canal at Polwarth

 Graffiti on one of the industrial buildings beside the Union Canal towpath at Polwarth, Edinburgh  -  October 2014

  Peter Stubbs    peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                     Photo taken:  October 10, 2014

Photo
21.

Canal boat moored beside the Union Canal at Polwarth, Edinburgh

This view looks to the east towards Polwarth Parish Church.

Canal Barge on the Union Canal, Polwarth, Edinburgh  -  October 2014

  Peter Stubbs    peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                     Photo taken:  October 10, 2014

The Union Canal

Approaching Fountainbridge

Photo
22.

Gates with Artwork on the Union Canal towpath between Polwarth and Fountainbridge

The canal towpath is now well used by cyclists and pedestrians.

Artwork on gates across the Union Canal, now used by cyclists and pedestrians  -  between Polwarth and Fountainbridge  -  October 2014

  Peter Stubbs    peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                     Photo taken:  October 10, 2014

Photo
23.

Artwork on a gate across the Union Canal towpath between Polwarth and Fountainbridge

Artwork on a gate across the Union Canal, now used by cyclists and pedestrians  -  between Polwarth and Fountainbridge  -  October 2014

  Peter Stubbs    peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                     Photo taken:  October 10, 2014

Photo
24.

Looking through a Road Bridge towards Leamington Lift Bridge, Fountainbridge

 View through a bridge across the Union Canal.  Looking towards Leamington Lift Bridge, Fountainbridge, Edinburgh  -  October 2014

  Peter Stubbs    peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                     Photo taken:  October 10, 2014

Photo
25.

Leamington Lift Bridge across the Union Canal at Fountainbridge, Edinburgh

Leamington Lift Bridge, Fountainbridge, Edinburgh  -  October 2014

  Peter Stubbs    peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                     Photo taken:  October 10, 2014

Photo
26.

Exhibition on the Towpath of the Union Canal, Fountainbridge, Edinburgh

Map of Fountainbridge  -  1851

This was one of two maps in the exhibition, showing the scope of developments between 1851 and 1877

Please click here to enlarge this picture and have have a better look at the map

Map -  as part of an exhinbition displayed on  the Union Canal towpath at Fountainbridge, Edinburgh  -  October 2014

  Peter Stubbs    peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                     Photo taken:  October 10, 2014

Photo
27.

Exhibition on the Towpath of the Union Canal, Fountainbridge, Edinburgh

Map of Fountainbridge  -  1877

This was one of two maps in the exhibition, showing the scope of developments between 1851 and 1877

Please click here to enlarge this picture and have have a better look at the map

Map -  as part of an exhinbition displayed on  the Union Canal towpath at Fountainbridge, Edinburgh  -  October 2014

  Peter Stubbs    peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                     Photo taken:  October 10, 2014

Photo
28.

Exhibition on the Towpath of the Union Canal, Fountainbridge, Edinburgh

Industrial Poster  -  Brewing

Also in the Exhibition:  Market Gardens,  Silk Shawl Weaving,  Artisan Industries,  Rubber,
Cutting the Canal,  Transporting Materials and Passengers.  (See below for 'Passengers')

Please click here to enlarge this picture and have more chance of reading the text

The upper-right photo on this poster is of murals at Scottish & Newcastle Breweries
Please click here to see more thumbnail images of these murals to click on.

 Poster -  as part of an exhinbition displayed on  the Union Canal towpath at Fountainbridge, Edinburgh  -  October 2014

  Peter Stubbs    peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                     Photo taken:  October 10, 2014

Photo
29.

Exhibition on the Towpath of the Union Canal, Fountainbridge, Edinburgh

Industrial Poster  -  Passenger

Also in the Exhibition:  Market Gardens,  Silk Shawl Weaving,  Artisan Industries,  Rubber,
Cutting the Canal,  Transporting Materials and Brewing  (See above for 'Brewing')

Please click here to enlarge this picture and have more chance of reading the text

Poster -  as part of an exhinbition displayed on  the Union Canal towpath at Fountainbridge, Edinburgh  -  October 2014

  Peter Stubbs    peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                     Photo taken:  October 10, 2014

 

Enlarge these 29 photos

    Water of Leith Walkway -  Approaching Colinton from the west  -  October 2014

 

 Colinton

Fountainbridge

Street Art + Graffiti

 

 

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EdinPhoto - Home Page  Please send me an e-mail ...  with your questions, comments, suggestions or news.   At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.     At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.  

Photographs and Other Images  -  These include portraits of photographers  -  photographic outings -  Princes Street views  -  Newhaven Fishwives  -  etc.  Early Photography in Edinburgh  -  Talbot, Brewster, Hill & Adamson, Early Professional Photographers in Princes Street, etc.  Professional Photographers in Edinburgh  -  1840 to 1940  -  Their names, dates of business and studio addresses.  The Photographic Society of Scotland  -  1856 to 1873  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, etc.  The History of Edinburgh Photographic Society  -  1861 to date  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, Poems, etc.  EPS Publications - EPS Handwritten Records  -  Photographic Journals  -  Trade Directories  -  Books  -  etc.  Thanks to all who have encouraged and supported me in creating the EdinPhoto web site  -  including descendants of photographers  -  researchers  -  providers of photographs and other material  Background notes on the research thal led up to the creation of this site  -   together with lists of new material added to the site since its launch.  Brief comments on how this site might be used  -  Just browsing?  -  Seeking specific information?  Please add your questions, suggestions or other comments to the Guest Book.  Links to other web sites  -  Photographic Societies  -  Photographic History  -  Family History  -  etc.  Click here to find the link to the Edinburgh Photogrpahic Society web site.

 

A selection of my photographs, many from Edinburgh throughout the year.   Also photos from Scotland, London, Iceland, Italy, Hong Kong and elsewhere     Many old maps of Edinburgh (Old Town, New Town, while City), Leith and Newhaven.  Includes several old transport maps and a comparison of old maps with recent aerial photos.   Old engravings, mailly of Edinburgh scenes.  Some from the 1820s, some from the 1890s,  some others - includes many hand-coloured examples from the 1820s.   News from Edinburgh today  -  Events, Collections, Buildings and Gardens, Transport   This site includes     1. Post card portraits taken in studios in Edinburgh:    2. Post card views either takeen/published by Ediburgh photographers or views of Edinburgh, or both.y Edinburgh    Views of Edinburgh, grouped into three sections:     1. Street views:    2. Buildings:    3. Around Edinburgh   Views of transport around Edinburgh  -  Horse drawn trams and buses, cable cars, electric trams, buses and a few railway photos.  Also several maps of Edinburgh's bus and tram routes.   Links to pages with Photos of Groups   Frequently Asked Questions

  Summary of the updates added to this site each month since the site was launched   Links to Dumbiedykes pages  Link to Granton pages  Link to Leith pages   Link to Newhaven pages   Links to Portobello pages   Link to My Recent Talks