Gogar Burn

A small river of West Lothian and the City of Edinburgh, the Gogar Burn rises from a spring above Leyden on the northeastern slopes of Corston Hill, 2 miles (3 km) south southwest of Kirknewton. It flows generally north to Camps, turning east to Burnwynd where it receives the Green Burn and crosses into the City of Edinburgh. The Gogar Burn continues east northeast passing Dalmahoy, under the Union Canal and M8 motorway extension, to Gogarbank. It then flows under the A720 bypass and through Edinburgh Park, where it has been expanded to form Loch Ross and two further ornamental water bodies. It then turns west and passes under the A720 bypass once again and through the policies of the Royal Bank of Scotland Headquarters at Gogarburn, where it receives the Ashley Burn. It then turns north to flow under the Glasgow Road (A8) and northwest at Castle Gogar to form the southern boundary of Edinburgh Airport. Finally, it crosses under the terminal building and the main runway to fall into the River Almond a quarter-mile (0.5 km) east of Carlowrie, having completed a course of 13 miles (21 km). The final section of its course was diverted a half-mile (0.8 km) to the southwest to remove a meander and thus shorten the culvert necessary to pass under the runway.

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