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The Sunday Class
Taught/practised on: 2015 April 26 th
THE WATER OF LEITH (S4x32) John Wilkinson  Edinburgh 90th 1-2 1s & 3s set 3-8 1L & 3L dance down between 2s/4s & cast up into centre of set while  1M & 3M dance across set & cast down to centre of set (M facing up, L facing down), 1s & 3s change place RH 9-16 1s & 3s dance reel of 4 in centre of set 17-20 1s+2s, 3s+4s dance RH across 21-24 1M & 3M, followed by partners, dance across set and cast 1 place to 2 nd  & 4 th  places 25-32 1s & 4s dance Espagnole
The Water of Leith is the main river flowing through Edinburgh to the port of Leith where it flows into the sea via the Firth of Forth. It is 22 miles long and rises in the Colzium Springs at Millstone Rig of the Pentland Hills. It travels through Harperrig Reservoir and past the ruins of Cairns Castle. The ravine at Dean Village is dramatically spanned by the Dean Bridge (see The Dean Bridge of Edinburgh), designed by Thomas Telford, which was built in 1832 for the road to Queensferry, and lies next to the New Town. There is a Water of Leith Walkway beside the river for the 12¼ miles from Balerno to Leith, with approximately half a mile of the route on roads. The route forms an attractive haven for wildlife, passing through areas of woodland, often well separated from roads. For some distance the walkway follows the route of former railway tracks, and the remains of tunnels, bridges and other features of more than one railway may be seen at many places along the route. A visitor centre is open to the public where the Union Canal passes over the Water of Leith via the Slateford Aqueduct at Slateford, in south-west Edinburgh.