Hidden Gems Walk Granton's Industrial History

Thursday 13th July at 2:43pm

Come along to the 7th walk in our Hidden Gems series on July 13th at 7pm. 

This walk traces Granton's Industrial past. The walk is only a mile long but in that time we will be given detailed history from one of the area's most knowledgeable social historians Donald McDonald.

We will start at Granton Square by Lochinvar Drive EH5 1HE

Granton Harbour's existence was the main reason the community burgeoned in Granton in the 1830's. Built as a deep water harbour, it was opened by Queen Victoria in 1838. Trams and trains used to connect the harbour with the city centre and trains used to go over to Burntisland by train ferry. You can still see the tram tracks today.

Now much of the harbour has been reclaimed to provide land for housing.

We will walk on up to Madelvic House and are lucky enough to be shown around by volunteers showing us the new Granton Hub.