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Water of Leith

near Colinton

 

Postcard published by John R Russel of Edinburgh (JRRE)  -  Water of Leith near Colinton

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Water of Leith, near Colinton

The Water of Leith runs from the Pentland Hills through old villages of Balerno, Currie, Slateford, Dean, Stockbridge and Bonnington.  It joins the Firth of Forth at Leith Docks.

Colinton lies is about  five miles SW of the centre of Edinburgh.

There were once many water-powered mills along the Water of Leith.  Now there is a footpath and cycle track beside the water passing through an old railway tunnel near Colinton.  Colinton station opened in 1874 but had closed by 1943.

This postcard was posted from Edinburgh to Leith on 1 March 1905.

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   Postcard published by John R Russel of Edinburgh (JRRE)  -  Water of Leith near Colinton 

 

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