Murrayfield stadium, Edinburgh

Noisily digging up BT Murrayfield's East Stand

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Murrayfield Stadium from Corstorphine Hill (c) Hamish Ross

We received a message from Scottish Rugby that will be of interest to those residents who stay adjacent to BT Murrayfield’s East Stand. There is to be work, as follows:

  • Some health and safety related repair work on the East Stand stairs will be taking place next month (August).
  • The work is scheduled to begin on Monday 3 August and to conclude by Thursday 20 August 2020.
  • The initial stages of the project will be

CCWEL clears latest hurdle

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Early draft (since superseded) Traffic Regulation for Roseburn Terrace (c) City of Edinburgh Council

The City Centre West to East Link project moved a step closer after Scottish Government ministers approved the Redetermination Order that reallocates the road space. The City Council had previously made the relevant Traffic Regulation Order. The Scottish Government required a minor alteration to the cycle way on Roseburn Gardens.

The case details can be found here:

For more on this from the Community Council type "CCWEL" or "cycleway" in the Search box above

John Muir Way on Baird Drive

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John Muir way sign below Rest and Be Thankful, Corstorphine Hill (c) John Yellowlees

We recently spotted that the John Muir Way passes through the Murrayfield CC area, taking in the eastern boundary of Carricknowe Golf Course, as well as Baird Drive and Balgreen Avenue.

The John Muir Way runs from Dunbar to Helensburgh (215 km), so there is sensibly a sign for it below the Rest and be Thankful on Corstorphine Hill.

Photo credit (c) John Yellowlees

Weekend work on Edin. Rugby Stadium 18/19 & 25/26 July 2020

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Screen grab from 13July2020 (c) Edinburgh Rugby

According to Edinburgh Rugby:

... our contractors are behind in their schedule and we have asked them to undertake some weekend work over the next fortnight to seek to make up time. The work is as follows:

18/19 July – Sat / Sun 8am to 6pm; and 25/26 July – Sat / Sun 8am to 6pm.

We will remind our contractors to keep noise to a minimum as we appreciate how important weekends are to

Roseburn Path and the Caledonian Railway

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Coltbridge Viaduct 16 Jan 2020 (c) J Yellowlees

Resources about the Caledonian Railway keep popping up. Since the Roseburn Path was part of it, as detailed in Rosie Bell's guided walk that we produced a few weeks ago, we thought we would share a couple.

Kenneth Williamson has a large collection of historical photographs of lines, engines and stations on his site

The route to Leith and Granton is one of several fly-by's produced by freelance digital illustrator, Andy Arthur

Front counter at Corstorphine Police Station re-opens (varying hours, Mon-Sun, Jul-Sep)

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PC Smith & Sgt Watt at MurrayfieldCC meeting 14 January 2020

PC Sam Davison says:

"I'm pleased to say we now have a Station assistant at Corstorphine allowing the front counter to be open on a regular basis. I thought it would be helpful to put together the opening times as the hours are not the same each week."

He goes on to say that the dates and times can be subject to change at short notice. You can download the opening times under Useful downloads