On Saturday 16th November several Pentlands Book Festival events take place in the villages along the Water of Leith valley relating to the Balerno Branch line, which is now part of the Water of Leith Walkway. For a week or so beforehand, maps and period pictures will be on display in Currie Library. On November 16th, Liz Beevers will lead a walking group from Currie Library along the route of the railway (details of Liz’ walk can be found elsewhere on this website, and to book a place please contact Liz directly on 0131 453 4115 as places are limited). 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. On the same day, Alistair Dickson will be at Colinton Library (for one day only 10am - 5pm) with his spectacular working model railway showing how trains operated at Colinton.
Video at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfE-UdwBa3I