Juniper Green

City of Edinburgh

A residential suburb on the southwestern outskirts of the city of Edinburgh, Juniper Green lies on the left bank of the Water of Leith between Currie and Colinton, just outside the A720 Edinburgh bypass. A settlement developed here from the 16th century in association with flax, grain, paper and snuff mills, most of these had closed by World War II, the last being the Woodhall or Inglis Grain Mill, which closed in 2001. The site has subsequently been redeveloped as housing.

In 1874 the Caledonian Railway opened a single-track line between Slateford and Balerno which provided a passenger train service until 1943 and continued to carry freight until the 1960s. Juniper Green was absorbed into the city of Edinburgh in 1920.

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