The History of Leith

February 20, 2007

You can go wild in the country right on city’s doorstep

BALERNO was the end of the Caledonian Railway branch line along the Water of Leith, and an ideal launching pad for the many walkers eager to spend a day in the Pentland Hills in the first half of the 20th century.

It is thought Winston Churchill may have been the last passenger to board a train from Balerno, his official loco having used the line on a visit to Edinburgh. Therefore, it is very fitting that this cycle route should start from a station just a stone’s throw away at Currie. for more click here

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