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Wester Hailes

Wester Hailes and Corstorphine Hill
©2016 Gazetteer for Scotland

Wester Hailes and Corstorphine Hill

A large public housing estate of SW Edinburgh, Wester Hailes lies just within the line of the A720 City Bypass, 4 miles (6.5 km) from the city centre. Built in the late 1960s, it was not long before the area was notable for its social problems. In 1988, it was recognised by the government as one of four areas in Scotland which needed urgent investment and redevelopment.

In the late 1990s work began to restore the route of the Union Canal a section of which had been filled in when the estate was built.


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