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Winter to Spring in Wester Hailes

Winter to Spring in Wester Hailes
Winter to Spring in Wester Hailes
This exhibition is in many ways a companion piece to the earlier exhibition of Wester Hailes. Then the chief concerns were people and events. The photographs in this new exhibition were taken in November 2009 and early in March 2010 and concentrate on everyday places, homes, the Union Canal ,the Plaza and a once loved primary school.
Every photograph captures a moment in time and within this exhibition swans fly away, a baby is walked by the canal, a truck shovels lumps of concrete, a mackerel sky is caught and snow remains on the Pentland hills after one of the longest winters in twenty years.

These photographs also celebrate change and transformation within Wester Hailes. There are several pictures of the Union Canal, a millennium project, which has opened up sporting and leisure facilities to the residents of Wester Hailes. If you look closely you will find a "then and now" image from the previous exhibition involving a footbridge and the canal.

The closure of a local primary school was hard fought and a passage of time lay between closure and final demolition. The site awaits transformation.

It is perhaps among the housing stock of Wester Hailes that the biggest changes have been made. Some high flats have gone . Those that remain have been reclad. Community involvement has improved facilities for children. A changing style of housing is evident with low rise flats and more individual houses.