Edinburgh WWI Trenches Suffer Flood Defence Damage

Posted by admin on Feb 25, 2013

Part of the Capital’s historic First World War trenches have been damaged by botched flood defence works. A channel was dug through one of the training trenches at Redford Woods in Colinton to provide an outlet for water from a nearby stream.

The works also saw a manhole covered up, resulting in the blocked drain discharging into the Braid Burn against SEPA regulations. It comes amid a campaign backed by the Evening News to see the nearby Dreghorn trenches, which are part of the same network, preserved.

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