Currie and District Local History Society

Scope and Content

Slides and photographs relating to the history of Currie, Balerno, Juniper Green, Colinton and Slateford. These include images of local paper, grain and snuff mills; schools; churches in particular Currie Kirk and local clubs and organisations and local people and views.

Administrative / Biographical History

Currie and District Local History Society was founded by John Tweedie to preserve the heritage of Currie and the other Water of Leith communities such as Balerno, Juniper Green and Colinton. Currie is a village in the Edinburgh suburbs which had originally been part of Midlothian. He was particularly interested in the history of the paper mills, especially Kinleith Mill. Over time a large number of slides were ammassed by John Tweedie for the purpose of giving educational talks. Some slides are copies of photographs in his own collection, but most are unique.


Organised by subject.

Access Information

Slides and photographs have been digitised. Access by appointment.

Acquisition Information

Donated in 2006.

Other Finding Aids

Item level descriptions are on a database.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements


Archivist's Note

Description compiled by Helen Taylor, Archivist, Heriot-Watt University Archive, Records Management and Museum Service 2008.

Conditions Governing Use

Copies can be supplied for educational purposes. For permission to reproduce apply in writing to the University Archivist. Responsibility for obtaining copyright clearance rests with the researcher.

Related Material

Tweedie Local History Collection (HWUA TW), Tweedie Photograph Collection (HWUA TWP).

Location of Originals

Some are copies of photographs in the Tweedie Photograph collection.


A Water of Leith Walk with a historic industrial background. John Tweedie.
History of Currie Village ed. Catherine G Peutherer
Old Currie, Balerno and Juniper Green. George Monies.
Our District: The historical background of Currie and Ratho Parishes. John Tweedie and Cyril Jones.