Saturday 16th November 10amStarting from Currie Library
“All Change for the Villages!” A Railway Walk from Currie to ColintonLiz Beevers
This walk of two miles will follow the 1874 Balerno line, starting with a display of drawings and photos of the line at Currie Library, moving through Juniper Green and finishing with a short introduction to the exciting Colinton Tunnel project at Colinton. Walkers will learn of the social and economic changes which the railway brought to our communities and identify some of the remaining features of the route. The walk will end at the Colinton Tunnel where Chris Rutterford is creating dramatic artwork based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s poem From a Railway Carriage.Walkers will also want to visit the amazing model of Colinton station, laid out in Colinton Library and making a return visit to the area after its sell-out visit to the Water of Leith Centre in 2015. There are lunch possibilities in all three villages.Information will be based on the book The Balerno Branch and the Caley in Edinburgh by Donald Shaw, and on John Tweedie’s collection.Liz Beevers has taken an interest in our local history for over forty years and walked the old railway many times. She has participated in publishing work on Juniper Green and Baberton Mains. While she has led history walks for the Workers’ Educational Association and for the City of Edinburgh Adult Education Department for many years, Liz is looking forward to linking with the Tunnel project and two detailed railway displays on this walk. Please book by phoning Liz Beevers on 0131 453 4115. Maximum 20 walkers, but both exhibitions and the tunnel can be visited independently. Stout footwear, warm and waterproof clothes are essential.