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Moat Burn


(Gorgie Burn, Meggetland Burn, Megget Burn)

A stream of W Edinburgh which rises from a spring on the northern slopes of Easter Craiglockhart Hill, the Megget or Meggetland Burn flows though Craiglockhart Pond and then disappears into a culvert. This extends to the northeast, to Myreside and then turns northwest to Moat, where it crosses Slateford Road just to the northeast of Moat Street. Now known as the Moat or Gorgie Burn, it is clearly seen on early Ordnance Survey maps and once fell into a lade drawn from the Water of Leith to power the mill at Gorgie, and further mills at Wester Dalry and Murrayfield. This lade has long been filled in and the burn now continues in a northwesterly direction to fall into the Water of Leith between Balgreen Bowling Centre and Westfield Avenue, having completed a course of 1¼ miles (2 km). There is an overflow from the culverted burn just north of the Union Canal which leads into a surface water sewer which is owned by Scottish Water and serves Craighouse Gardens. This sewer falls into the Water of Leith at the southern end of Balgreen Road at Factor's Park, opposite Hutchison Crossway.


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