Following lengthy legal proceedings, a way forward has been found to remedy the landslip that has closed the Water of Leith path at Dean Village.
A design team and contractor for the work has been selected pending approval to proceed. Unfortunately, due to the ongoing pandemic a date is yet to be identiﬁed when work can commence. This will last 26 weeks, including clearance of the slope, stabilisation of both the hill and oﬀending property, and then repair of the path.
Cllr Hal Osler said: “I am sure many people will share my delight at this news, it has been over seven years since the initial landslip closed the path and blocked access. We are so fortunate to live in a city that has this green and blue corridor at its centre, uniting communities from Balerno through to Leith and allowing us to see kingfishers, storks and otters in their natural habitat.
“It is absolutely vital that we get this path restored and re-opened so that individuals can use it again in safety.
"Thank you to all those people who have written to me over the years asking after this much-loved path. It is heart-warming to know how much it means to so many.”