Beside the Water of Leith
about 6 miles SW of the centre of Edinburgh




Melville Watson

Thank you to Melville Watson who wrote:

Paper Mill

"I lived at Craiglockhart and we used to take trips out through Currie.  I recall the paper mill there using esparto grass.  It was piled high quite close to the road, so it was a point of interest on the way and featured in our 'I Spy' games."

Melville Watson:  August 5, 2010



Leslie Smith

Currie, Edinburgh

Thank you to Leslie Smith who wrote:

World War II

The Pentlands

"During World War II, Guides and Brownies from the Currie and Balerno area were involved in collecting sphagnum moss for dressings on the Pentlands.

There are a couple of photos of it on the scran website, which I believe were taken by photographers from 'The Scotsman' newspaper around 1940. 

Unfortunately we donít have any details of it in Currie Guiding Records."

Leslie Smith, Currie, Edinburgh:  February 15, 2012


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