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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

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

Coltbridge Viaduct open this weekend (of 20/06/20), maybe others

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Path-closed sign on Roseburn Path June 2020 (c) Hamish Ross

Following the closure of Coltbridge Viaduct for several weeks City Councillor Gillian Gloyer has been told:

"We will be re-opening the path for the weekends, providing it will not have detrimental effect on the works.  This will be reviewed and posters will be updated on weekly basis going forward. The deck works have not started yet, therefore the bridge will be opened fully this weekend: Friday 19th @1700hrs – Monday 22nd @0700hrs."


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Coltbridge Viaduct closed until 29 July 2020

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Path closed sign on Roseburn Path approaching Coltbridge Viaduct (c) Hamish Ross

According to the City Council and contractor (Barhale), the closure is so that the remaining refurbishment works can be carried out in a COVID-safe manner. The suddenness of the closure apparently follows the Scottish Government's 11 June announcement, permitting the resumption of such work (originally planned for completion Spring 2020).

There is no access to Water of Leith steps, and the alternative routes are via Coltbridge Terrace / Roseburn Terrace (or parts of Quiet Route

Traffic Order information goes online-only

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Screenshot of TellMeScotland website banner. (c) The Improvement Service

The City of Edinburgh Council are using online portals only for Traffic Order information (including all current Temporary Traffic Regulation Orders) because of "the ongoing Covid-19 situation". Their notice to this effect is available under Useful Downloads below.  The main portals are:

  • all orders in process can be viewed (and commented on) on their website at https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/roads-pavements
  • and you can get text or email alerts (about proposed Permanent orders, and other things) in the local

Help with LOVE Gorgie Farm food bank collection (14 June 2020)

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LOVE Gorgie Farm logo (c) LOVE Gorgie Farm

From Jane McLennan via Edinburgh's Giving Tree on Facebook [link is to Facebook]:

"Food collection, Murrayfield 14th June.

Hi everyone. We are arranging a collection for the foodbank at LOVE Gorgie Farm. Despite reopening just before lockdown, the foodbank at Gorgie farm have delivered almost 400 food parcels around their local area. They are still seeing enormous demand and would be very grateful for donations of:

  • Packaged/ dried goods eg pasta, rice, cereals. noodles, oats

City council seeks views on temporary road measures to ease walking, cycling and wheeling

Community Council News
Screenshot of HaveYourSay map from and (c) City of Edinburgh Council.

Here's where the City of Edinburgh Council is asking for your views about possible places where temporary measures could help you walk, cycle or wheel safely. You can comment until 29 June 2020.  It's a map-based commenting system, and you can make your own suggestion or just agree with someone else's.

Murrayfield Community Council took the following view regarding the possible introduction of measures on the A8 west of Roseburn:

"Murrayfield Community Council supports

Derek Huckle

Community Council News
Trees - Ellersly / Corstorphine Road (c) HamishRoss

Murrayfield Community Council was sad to hear of the passing of former Community Councillor Derek Huckle. Derek was co-opted in 2013, was elected later that year, became vice-Chair, and stepped down at the elections in October 2016. The present Chair described Derek as "a doughty champion of our causes at the Western Edinburgh Neighbourhood Partnership and elsewhere, and gave me much support." Indeed, he was a pragmatic and effective champion across a range of institutions and we were