From medieval times through the industrial age and into the future, this tour highlights Granton’s heritage. Spanning quarrying to castles and early steel to electric cars, Granton has been at the forefront of bringing innovation and wealth to Edinburgh. While most of its industries have now vanished, we hope to keep its heritage alive in describing what was once a hive of activity. The scenic walk along the Forth foreshore is suitable on foot, is wheelchair/pram friendly and can also be done on a bike. It takes around 1.5 hours, at a leisurely stroll and is suitable for all mobilities.
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How did this happen?
granton:hub was given the opportunity to develop a virtual walking tour, covering 20 stops, telling the story of Granton’s rich industrial and heritage past.
The academics involved, Niki Vermeulen and Bill Jenkins, were given the Tam Dalyell prize for excellence in engaging the public with science. They generously offered the prize money to granton:hub as part of the funds to develop the tour. You can see the prize given via this YouTube video as part of the Edinburgh Science festival in April 2018.
Gina Fierlafijn Reddie, member of the g:hub steering group, liaised with the Curious Edinburgh team and gave the talk (scroll to 56:51 to view Gina’s talk on the Granton Tour)