Drain Unblocking & Repairs
- Complete drain and sewer services
- Specialised dockyard cleaning
- Industrial Estate drainage maintenance
- Homebuyers’ CCTV drainage surveys
- No call out charges
- 24/7/365 emergency service
Formerly known as Castlebrae Drainage, which became part of the Lanes Group back in 2006, Lanes’ Edinburgh depot completes our North of the border jigsaw, providing the full complement of drainage specialties across Lothian, Fifeshire and the Scottish Borders. And, like all Lanes’ depots, Edinburgh offers a 24-hour emergency drain unblocking service, experienced and helpful staff, and the industry’s most advanced drainage plant and technologies.
Sitting on the southern shore of the Firth of Forth, Scotland’s capital city has a population of some half a million, with a surrounding urban zone of approximately 850,000 people. What began as a hill fort, became part of the Kingdom of Scotland in the 10th century, and grew through the Middle Ages to become Scotland’s biggest merchant town, playing a central role in both the 16th century Scottish Reformation and the 18th Century Scottish Enlightenment. Though political power shifted to London following the Treaty of Union in 1707, devolution in 1997 has seen the re-establishment of a Scottish Parliament in its architectural landmark home, Holyrood.
Like Rome, Edinburgh is said to be built on seven hills, though there is something of a debate as to exactly which. Famous for the biggest annual international arts festival in the world (which includes the legendary Edinburgh Fringe), it’s also the venue for everything from science to film, to jazz and blues festivals. The city boasts the world’s first Unesco City of Literature status, and its Old and New Towns are listed as a Unesco world heritage site. Edinburgh is frequently voted one of the best locations to live nationally, and won more than 12 UK Best City Awards in the eight years to 2013.
Known primarily for brewing, banking and printing and publishing in the 19th century, Edinburgh’s economy is now built mainly on financial services, scientific research, higher education and tourism. With landmarks and features like Edinburgh Castle, the iconic airport control tower, the Forth Road Bridge (the ‘go to’ default of so many descriptive analogies), Edinburgh Zoo (home to the UK’s only giant pandas), the Old Town’s Royal Mile and New Town’s Princes Street — both hugely popular with tourists, Holyrood Palace (official residence of the UK monarch in Scotland), the Royal Yacht Britannia, the National Museum of Scotland, Scottish Parliament, the extinct volcano known as Arthur’s Seat, Linlithgow Palace, Sir Walter Scott’s gothic Monument, and even a new tram link, there’s certainly plenty to see and appreciate.
No wonder that Edinburgh, with four million visitors a year (a million of them from overseas), is the second most popular tourist destination in the UK after London, and was voted European Destination of the Year at the World Travel Awards in 2012.
From our Broxburn depot (shown on the map), we are just off the A89 and ideally placed to reach you in Edinburgh, Dunfermline, Livingston, Musselburgh, Galashiels, Melrose, Bathgate, Hawick and Dunbar or as far up as St Andrews, Perth, Kirkcaldy and Dundee. If you’re not sure whether you’re in our area, just ask. From our depot network, we cover the whole of Scotland.