Juniper Green

Location type


Name and dates

Juniper Green (1874-1943)

Opened on the Balerno Branch (Caledonian Railway).


This was a single platform station. The platform was on the north (village) side of the line. The Water of Leith was just to the south, alongside the line, with a footbridge crossing to the south bank.

On the north side of the line, accessed from the east, was the goods yard with a goods shed. To the north of these sidings was a mill lade for Wright's Mill (Corn) and Woodhall Bank Mill (Snuff).

There was a signal box, opened with the line but closed by 1889. A replacement opened in 1901 and closed in 1939.

The station closed to passengers in 1943 and the line closed altogether in 1967. It remained opened to goods until 1958. A large shed for the nearby Woodhall Mill [Paper] had been erected in the yard.

The trackbed is now a footpath.


Station footpath

Chronology Dates

01/08/1874Balerno Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Loop opened along with Balerno Goods. Stations opened at Colinton, Juniper Green, Currie [2nd] and Balerno.
11/08/1958Balerno Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Juniper Green closed to goods.

News items

25/12/2021A trip on the Balerno branch [Railscot]


The Balerno Branch and the Caley in Edinburgh (Oakwood Library of Railway History)