Nostalgia: Edinburgh’s parks
This week, there was news that 30 acres of land will be gifted into public ownership as part of the controversial £90 million plans to redevelop the former Napier University campus at Craighouse, which prompted our search of the Evening News picture files.
Our main image is not of a park at all, but rather what happened to the streets surrounding Roseburn Park in 1948 after floods caused by heavy rain.
A popular theme as it turns out because Hailes Quarry – now the site of Hailes Quarry Park – was also pictured under water in a gloomy photograph the following year.
That probably wouldn’t have been a good day to take a stroll along the Water of Leith, but the weather was thankfully a bit better for workmen widening the bridge at Slateford in 1967.