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Light at the end of the Walk

Today the sun is shining on a more open Leith Walk.

Great to see a more open look to Leith Walk. The street has been covered in ever changing roadworks and caged fencing that I forget how it looked before.

But hopefully not long now until the trams are rolling and the streets are construction, and diversion free.

Sketch made in my Works pad, using ink fadeproof pen and a waterbrush with Newton and Windsor watercolours.

The trams arrive in Princes Street

Tram_PrincesStreet_ColourThe trams have arrived in Edinburgh city centre and look great, here is my misty day sketch from last week on Princes Street.


Although they have brought a lot of disruption and expense to the city over the past few years, as well as making some fairly treacherous cycle hazards in the form of those rails,  as soon as I saw them I loved them.  Almost ready for passengers, they are currently being tested along their route and are due to be available for people to ride on in early May.


It was great to see them trundling up and down Princes Street the other day, their electric whirr and lovely ‘clang clang’ bell will soon become part of the Edinburgh experience and I for one am pleased to see them.


  • For more information visit Edinburgh Trams website