Granton Community Walk

The Absent Trees of Granton

This is a 4WCoP 2022 event

Once it was water

The Absent Trees of Granton cordially invite you to walk without them.

Your presence is requested on a walk from the reclaimed wastelands of Middle Harbour, Edinburgh (“Million Tree City”[1]) where trees grew before development, to the building site of Waterfront Avenue where trees have been felled for housing. We Wish We Were Here. We are in spirit. Group activities will focus on the touch, smell and taste of trees, the power relationship between species, the importance of naming and local history in ‘belonging’, dreaming our own landscapes, and just exactly how much earth we need to thrive on.



4 August




Chestnut Street, Granton Harbour, Edinburgh, walking to Waterfront Avenue. Exact meeting place What 3 Words: ///talent.dads.dots

Exact meeting place co-ordinates: 55.983248,-3.229066

How to register / join

via Eventbrite

But where are the Chestnut Trees?

This is a community event with Tamsin Grainger and guests. I hope that representatives from the Granton Local History Group, local activists and artists, and architects who are involved in designing the new Granton Development will be there.

Now we are here, now we are not

[1] Jan 2020