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View from E. Photosurvey 6-MAY-1993

SC 533261

Description View from E. Photosurvey 6-MAY-1993

Catalogue Number SC 533261

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of C 14035 CN

Scope and Content The former 'Innocent Railway' at Duddingston Village, Edinburgh Duddingston is a small and compact village built around a church founded in the 12th century. It lies in the shelter of Arthur's Seat, just outside the boundary of Holyrood Park, in a quiet rural setting on the shores of Duddingston Loch. The railway, reconstructed as a walkway and cycle path along the south side of the loch, passes Bawsinch Nature Reserve (right), a wet area planted with trees and shrubs native to Scotland which provide a natural habitat for birds, insects and mammals. The 'Innocent Railway', operated by the Edinburgh & Dalkeith Railway Company in this idyllic setting, had an excellent safety record. This inspired Dr Robert Chambers to refer to 'the innocence of the railway', an expression which gave rise to its name. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

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