Edinburgh’s Union Canal trail

A civil engineering trail along the Union Canal in Edinburgh.

This leaflet, produced in partnership with Scottish Canals, takes you on a journey along the Union Canal from Fountainbridge to the Slateford Aqueduct. A journey through history, from the Napoleonic wars right up to the present day, exploring the civil engineering on our doorstep.

An engineer led guided walk is available for groups on request.

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