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260-Year-Old Wooden Water Pipes Unearthed in Capital

Fifteen pieces of the elm piping was unearthed during excavation work at George Square, where a new underground heating system is being built by the University of Edinburgh for its new student centre.

The wooden pipes were part of an underground network of pipes to supply drinking water which was built in 1756. It ran from the Comiston area of the Capital to the Royal Mile. 

Workers have unearthed rare 260-year-old wooden water pipes during a dig in Edinburgh.