Dean Village, Edinburgh

Dean Village is a former industrial village northwest of the city centre of Edinburgh, about 15 minutes walk from Haymarket Train Station. It was known as the "Water of Leith Village" and was the centre of a successful grain milling area for more than 800 years. At one time there were no fewer than eleven working mills there, driven by the strong currents of the Water of Leith. 

From the mid-1970s onwards it became recognised as a tranquil oasis, very close to the city centre, and redevelopment and restoration began, converting workers' cottages, warehouses and mill buildings. This included development on a cleared former industrial site on the north side of the river. The area has now become a desirable residential area, plagued with tourists and photographers ;-)

I was finally able to get some time to take some photographs of this little village and was happy to spend a sunny (if windy) couple of hours wandering around. Click the thumbnails for the larger versions.