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REVIEW – Wild West Edinburgh, Morningside

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Hidden in a street in Morningside, lies Edinburgh’s Wild West.  It was built in 1995/6 by Michael Faulkner as part of the ambience of the sales area for a furniture business, which specialised in Southwestern style.  There were a number of let units in ‘El Paso’ too, occupied by ceramists and other artists. The project took six months and by great stroke of good luck, one of the employees, and his very talented girlfriend, had worked on the construction of Euro Disney – hence the authentic paint effects and signage.  

The site now lies as part of Edinburgh’s quirky character.  The old Springvalley cinema used to lie at the heart of this bizarre street – but only workshops and garages use the space today. You can visit at any time to take pictures and experience this amazing street for yourself and you will see that the door of the Cantina is still used as the fire door for Morningside library.  

Many residents of Edinburgh don’t know this part of town exists – but definitely worth a visit.   

Wild West Edinburgh

 

Hidden in Edinburgh

 

Worth a visit

 

Ideal for photoshoot

 

Look for the details

 

Hidden in Morningside

 

You can see more pictures from one of our readers on flickr - Morningside’s Wild West. Thanks Ruth.


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5 Responses to “REVIEW – Wild West Edinburgh, Morningside”

  1. James Mcconnell says:

    It’s right around the corner from where I live, and I always take visitors to see it. One of the many reasons I love Edinburgh is for weird hidden stuff, like this!

  2. Leila Arfa says:

    Wow, that’s so brilliant. Great post. I’ve not been up that side street for years. I seem to remember my mum taking the lawn-mower to get fixed by some guy back there. When we were wee, I don’t think we realised it wasn’t quite the real McCoy, so to speak! Must head up for a nosy again soon!
    Leila

  3. Sadia says:

    Can anyone specifically tell me how to actually get to this street? Is it still there? Because I went to Springvalley Gardens looking for it and for the life of me, could not see where it was! The street is just full of flats.

    • Miss Edinburgh says:

      As you enter the street from Morningside end, the lane is to the right. It’s still there as many workshops use the space during the week. It’s directly behind Morningside library and their emergency exit door is the Cantina door in the picture. Hope that helps a little.

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