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Closing to comments 30 September 2020: Roseburn Path to Fountainbridge Link (Foot/Cycle)

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Plan view Roseburn to Fountainbridge foot/cycle way improvements. (c) City of Edinburgh Council / HarrisonStevens

The planning application for these upgrades (from Russel Road to Fountainbridge) closes for comments on 30 September 2020. It is available for comment on the City Council's planning portal here: 20/03561/FUL

Image credit: Roseburn to Union Canal Path Link, Design & Access Statement,  August 2020, (c) City of Edinburgh Council / HarrisonStevens

Corstorphine Community Centre Seeks New Chair Person

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Corstorphine Community Centre advert for a new chair person

Want to contribute to an amazing local endeavour?

Corstorphine Community Centre is looking for a new Chair Person for its management committee. The advert can be downloaded below and all the details are at http://www.corstorphinecommunitycentre.org.uk/ .

According to Shula Allan:

"Corstorphine Community Centre (CCC) is recruiting for a chairperson, as Tommy Maclean is retiring at this years AGM, to be held later this month... we are trying to get as wide circulation possible within CCC’s

Picturing Health photography project

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Part of Picturing Health photography project flyer (c) Media Education

From Media Education, Dalry Road (flyer under Useful Downloads, below):

"We are running a photography project with Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership called 'Picturing Health' - https://www.picturing-health.com/

We wondered if you would share the details with your community? The flyer is attached as a pdf and jpg.

We're asking people in Edinburgh to take a photograph which tells a story of what health means to them. Anyone 18 and over can take part.


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 EdinburghRugby.org 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 trainbuff.net.

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