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EDIT: The feasibility study has been temporarily removed pending corrections. As the last part of the Moray Feu railings, removed during WWII, the plan is to restore them to their original design using traditional methods The study was commissioned by a community group supported by Edinburgh World Heritage, Taft Architects and the Architectural Heritage Society of Scotland along with local residents. This initiative continues the ongoing programme for renovation of the Dean Valley Designed Landscape, which is in the inventory of Gardens held by Historic Environment Scotland. This began in 2011 and included the renovation of St Bernard’s Well. KT 17/11/23
Almost ten years ago the archaeological remains of Lindsays Mill was cordoned off, in the Dean Valley, its walls crumbling, views to the weir lost and a profusion of ivy damaging its structure through neglect. Once a place which celebrated the proud industrial history of The Water of Leith and its picturesque landscape, painted throughout the 18th and 19th century, the whole of the Dean Valley has suffered from lack of proper care and attention over the last 25 years. Visitors to the valley have increased dramatically over this period and they might well be puzzled by such decay within...
Mounds of litter and rubbish have appeared on the bank above the Saunders Street allotments. There are reports of youths throwing stuff down onto the beds and at the allotment holders. A gate into the bank has been broken for years allowing easy access. New graffiti appears regularly on the archways and disturbingly for the first time in a while on the mill lade arch below street level at Mackenzie Bridge. This is an important archaeological feature and should be protected against vandalism. The mill lade in the Dean Valley, which originally ran alongside the present Water of Leith walkway,...
Small fish 4-6 inches long are creating tiny whirlpools on the river surface around the base of the Anthony Gormley statue at Stockbridge. Even though the water level is very low this feeding activity on the surface shows how healthy the Water of Leith is. The scene was captured on Friday 26th August. KT 27.8.22

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