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Further Reading

Please explore the following links to find the wealth of literary, artistic and other influences that we have drawn upon; to meet our stakeholders and partners; and to see other projects that we think you will find interesting:


The Book: Shaw, Donald.  The Balerno Branch and the Caley in Edinburgh.  Published by Oakwood, 1989.  ISBN 10: 0853613664 ISBN 13: 9780853613664.  Available to borrow from local libraries and to purchase via booksellers.  This is the definitive history of the line, with some illustrations by our local Archie Clark.


Railway History

Wikipedia data:

A history of the railway's links with Juniper Green:

Scottish Railway Preservation Society's working Balerno Pug:

Edinburgh trams: Colinton was served by electric trams, running from Craiglockhart on a small system established by the Colinton Tramways Company.



Rolling stock:

Caledonian Railway Association Forum:

Model of Colinton Station:

Colinton Tunnel:

Caledonian Railway history:

Paper-making and the railway:

Local Organisations

The Water of Leith Conservation Trust:

Colinton Community Conservation Trust:

Colinton Amenity Association:

Colinton Parish Church:

Colinton Local History Society:

Edinburgh & Lothians Greenspace Trust:


ASD Lighting Case study of tunnel lighting improvements (commissioned by City of Edinburgh Council):


Community Councils


Juniper Green:


Artistic and literary links

Great pictures of the railway, its destinations along the Water of Leith and the Pentland Hills:

See also:

Robert Louis Stevenson:

A walk with Robert Louis Stevenson:

RLS Poem "From a Railway Carriage":

Wilfred Owen and the War poets:

Wilfred Owen Centenary:

Wilfred Owen Centenary events:

War Poets' meeting at Baberton Golf Club:

Phoebe Anna Traquair:

Other tunnel Murals:

Local history

Walks around Colinton and the Mills in Colinton:

The Mills in Juniper Green:

Currie & District Local History Society:



Extended benefits

Murals as anti-graffiti measures:

Economic and social benefits - exemplars in North America:

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