Fountainbridge

and

Edinburgh Quay

The Eastern end of the Union Canal

  

Photographs 1985

St Cuthbert's Milk Deliveries  -  January 1985

St Cuthbert's Co-op Milk Horse

St Cuthbert's Milk Deliveries  -  January 1985

St Cuthbert's Co-op Milk Horse

  

  

Photos

2007

  Fountainbridge - The former Palais de Dance', later to become the Mecca Palais Bingo Hall - Photo taken 2007

The former 'Palais de Dance'

  Gardner's Crescent, Fountainbridge  -  looking to the north towards Morrison Street  -  before the storm

Gardner's Crescent

 

Raft Race

2008

Raft Race on the Union Canal - June 28, 2008

Edinburgh  Quay

Raft Race on the Union Canal - June 28, 2008

Edinburgh Quay

Raft Race on the Union Canal - June 28, 2008

Wheel

Raft Race on the Union Canal - June 28, 2008

Start of the Race - 1

Raft Race on the Union Canal - June 28, 2008

Start of the Race - 2

Raft Race on the Union Canal - June 28, 2008

Competitor and Bridge

Raft Race on the Union Canal - June 28, 2008

Raft with Carpet

Raft Race on the Union Canal - June 28, 2008

Sink

Raft Race on the Union Canal - June 28, 2008

Fridge

Raft Race on the Union Canal - June 28, 2008

'Cone Tiki' - racing'

Raft Race on the Union Canal - June 28, 2008

'Cone Tiki' - after the race

Raft Race on the Union Canal - June 28, 2008

Fire and Water

Raft Race on the Union Canal - June 28, 2008

The Finish - looking east

Raft Race on the Union Canal - June 28, 2008

The Finish  -  looking west

Raft Race on the Union Canal - June 28, 2008

Competitor

Raft Race on the Union Canal - June 28, 2008

Four on a Raft  -  1

Raft Race on the Union Canal - June 28, 2008

Four on a Raft  -  2

Raft Race on the Union Canal - June 28, 2008

Clothes drying

 

Raft Race

2009

Raft Race on the Union Canal - June 27, 2009

Wedding Car
before the race

Raft Race on the Union Canal - June 27, 2009

Three Rafts
racing

Raft Race on the Union Canal - June 27, 2009

Wedding car
racing - 1

Raft Race on the Union Canal - June 27, 2009

Wedding car
racing - 2

Raft Race on the Union Canal - June 27, 2009

Wedding car - sunk
crew swimming

Raft Race on the Union Canal - June 27, 2009

Renewable Device
at the start

Raft Race on the Union Canal - June 27, 2009

Renewable Device
racing - 1

Raft Race on the Union Canal - June 27, 2009

Renewable Device
racing - 2

 

Canal Festival and 4th Annual Raft Race

2010

Boats

Canal Festival and 4th Annual Raft Race  -  Union Canal, Edinburgh, June 26, 2010

Mackay Seagull

Canal Barge

Canal Festival and 4th Annual Raft Race  -  Union Canal, Edinburgh, June 26, 2010

Rowing - Towing a Coracle

Boats

Canal Festival and 4th Annual Raft Race  -  Union Canal, Edinburgh, June 26, 2010

Swans and decorated barge

Canal Barge

Raft Race

Canal Festival and 4th Annual Raft Race  -  Union Canal, Edinburgh, June 26, 2010

Near the start

Raft Race

Canal Festival and 4th Annual Raft Race  -  Union Canal, Edinburgh, June 26, 2010

Mid-way down the course

Raft Race - Final

Canal Festival and 4th Annual Raft Race  -  Union Canal, Edinburgh, June 26, 2010

The Finish

Raft Race - Final

Canoes

Canal Festival and 4th Annual Raft Race  -  Union Canal, Edinburgh, June 26, 2010

Edinburgh Quay

Canoes, Barges and Bunting

Canal Festival and 4th Annual Raft Race  -  Union Canal, Edinburgh, June 26, 2010

Edinburgh Quay

Canoe Polo

New Housing

Canal Festival and 4th Annual Raft Race  -  Union Canal, Edinburgh, June 26, 2010

Between Leamington Bridge and Gilmore Place

New Housing

School Murals

Canal Festival and 4th Annual Raft Race  -  Union Canal, Edinburgh, June 26, 2010

The Welcoming Art Group, Tollcross

Mural

Canal Festival and 4th Annual Raft Race  -  Union Canal, Edinburgh, June 26, 2010

The Welcoming Art Group, Tollcross

Mural

Canal Festival and 4th Annual Raft Race  -  Union Canal, Edinburgh, June 26, 2010

The Welcoming Art Group, Tollcross

Mural

Canal Festival and 4th Annual Raft Race  -  Union Canal, Edinburgh, June 26, 2010

Tollcross Primary School

Mural

Canal Festival and 4th Annual Raft Race  -  Union Canal, Edinburgh, June 26, 2010

Tynecastle High School

Mural

Canal Festival and 4th Annual Raft Race  -  Union Canal, Edinburgh, June 26, 2010

St Cuthbert's Primary School

Mural

Canal Festival and 4th Annual Raft Race  -  Union Canal, Edinburgh, June 26, 2010

Sighthill Primary School

Mural

Canal Festival and 4th Annual Raft Race  -  Union Canal, Edinburgh, June 26, 2010

Longstone Primary School

Mural

 

Canal Festival and 5th Annual Raft Race

2011

Raft Race

Canal Festival and 5th Annual Raft Race  -  Union Canal, Edinburgh, July 9, 2011 

Start of the Race

Raft Race

Canal Festival and 5th Annual Raft Race  -  Union Canal, Edinburgh, July 9, 2011

Making Good Progress

Raft Race

Canal Festival and 5th Annual Raft Race  -  Union Canal, Edinburgh, July 9, 2011 

Paddling Hard

Raft Race

Canal Festival and 5th Annual Raft Race  -  Union Canal, Edinburgh, July 9, 2011

Falling Apart

Raft Race

Canal Festival and 5th Annual Raft Race  -  Union Canal, Edinburgh, July 9, 2011

Collapsed

Raft Race

School Murals

Several of the murals from 2010 and some new ones from 2011 (including these below) were on display.

Canal Festival and 5th Annual Raft Race  -  Union Canal, Edinburgh, July 9, 2011

Canal View Primary School

Mural

Canal Festival and 5th Annual Raft Race  -  Union Canal, Edinburgh, July 9, 2011

Which School?

Mural

Canal Festival and 5th Annual Raft Race  -  Union Canal, Edinburgh, July 9, 2011

Longstone Primary 1/2 and 2/3

Mural

Canal Festival and 5th Annual Raft Race  -  Union Canal, Edinburgh, July 9, 2011

Longstone Primary 3

Mural

 

Canal Festival and 7th Annual Raft Race

2013

All 8 photos below appear on the same page.

Please click on one of the thumbnail images below

or click here to see small photos or large photos.

View from Leamington Bridge

Looking down on the crowds at the Canal Festival on a fine summer afternoon

Edinburgh Canal Festival, 2013  -  Looking down from Leamington Bridge on the crowds at the festival on a fine summer afternoon 

Canal Festival

Raft Race

Edinburgh Canal Festival, 2013  -  4 girls dressed in pink.  Which crew was this? 

'In the Pink'

Raft Race

Edinburgh Canal Festival, 2013  -  4 girls dressed in pink.  Which crew was this?

'In the Pink'

Raft Race

Edinburgh Canal Festival, 2013  -  Passing a barge moored at the side of the canal

Rowing past the Barge

Raft Race

Canoes

Edinburgh Canal Festival, 2013  -  Canoes in the canal basin at Edinburgh Quay 

Canoes and Canal Barge

Edinburgh Canal Festival, 2013  -  Canoes in the canal basin at Edinburgh Quay

Canoes and Canal Barge

School Murals

As im previous years, several murals from local schools lined the sides of the canal.

Edinburgh Canal Festival, 2013  -  A mural from one of the local schools, on display beside the canal

Dalry Primary School

Mural

Edinburgh Canal Festival, 2013  -  A mural from one of the local schools, on display beside the canal

Longstone Primary School

Mural

Colinton to Fountainbridge

A walk starting on the Water of Leith Walkway
and continuing along the Union Canal Towpath

2014

 

Colinton Railway Tunnel

Water of Leith Walkway -  Approaching Colinton from the west  -  October 2014

Spylaw Park, Colinton  -  October 2014

 Spylaw Park, Colinton  -  October 2014

Spylaw Park, Colinton  -  October 2014

 

Colinton Railway Tunnel

Near Spylaw Parkand the old Railway Tunnel, Colinton  -  October 2014

Artwork in the old Railway Tunnel at Colintion  -  October 2014

Artwork in the old Railway Tunnel at Colintion  -  October 2014

Artwork in the old Railway Tunnel at Colintion  -  October 2014

Artwork in the old Railway Tunnel at Colintion  -  October 2014

 

The Union Canal  -   Slateford and Craiglockhart

Aqueduct on the Union Canal, Edinburgh  -  Crossing the Water of Leith at Slatefore  -  October 2014

Artwork beside the Union Canal near Slateford, Edinburgh

'Yes' message (remaining from the September 2014 Scottish Independenc Referendum campaigns) beside one of the bridges over the Water of Leith near Slateford, Edinburgh  -  October 2014 

Robot  - a smll transfer picture found beside the Union Canal towpath, near Slateford, Edinburgh  -  October 2014

Graffiti on a shed beside the Union Canal near Slateford, Edinburgh  -  October 2014 

Graffiti on a shed beside the Union Canal near Slateford, Edinburgh  -  October 2014

Graffiti on a wooden boat house on the Union Canal at Slateford, Edinburgh  -  October 2014

Graffiti on a corrugated iron boat house on the Union Canal at Slateford, Edinburgh  -  October 2014

 

The Union Canal  -   Merchiston and Polwarth

Wild flowers beside the Union Canal towpath at Polwarth, Edinburgh  -  October 2014

Wild flowers beside the Union Canal towpath at Polwarth, Edinburgh  -  October 2014

Graffiti on one of the industrial buildings beside the Union Canal towpath at Polwarth, Edinburgh  -  October 2014

Canal Barge on the Union Canal, Polwarth, Edinburgh  -  October 2014

Artwork on gates across the Union Canal, now used by cyclists and pedestrians  -  between Polwarth and Fountainbridge  -  October 2014

Artwork on a gate across the Union Canal, now used by cyclists and pedestrians  -  between Polwarth and Fountainbridge  -  October 2014

 

The Union Canal  -   Approaching Fountainbridge

View through a bridge across the Union Canal.  Looking towards Leamington Lift Bridge, Fountainbridge, Edinburgh  -  October 2014

Leamington Lift Bridge, Fountainbridge, Edinburgh  -  October 2014

Map -  as part of an exhinbition displayed on  the Union Canal towpath at Fountainbridge, Edinburgh  -  October 2014

Map -  as part of an exhinbition displayed on  the Union Canal towpath at Fountainbridge, Edinburgh  -  October 2014

Poster -  as part of an exhinbition displayed on  the Union Canal towpath at Fountainbridge, Edinburgh  -  October 2014

Poster -  as part of an exhinbition displayed on  the Union Canal towpath at Fountainbridge, Edinburgh  -  October 2014

 

 

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