Fun fact: Edinburgh’s Marine Parade Graffiti Wall is actually the UK’s longest legal graffiti wall!
Run alongside the local community, the wall (in the increasingly popular area of Leith) is supported by both local and International artists alike. Nobody ‘owns’ space on the wall, and anyone is welcome to add their artwork to it. As a result, you could contribute a piece, and the next day someone might go over it! However, it’s worth noting that there are some regular contributors and there is an unwritten rule that people respect them and their work.
What I love about this space is that it can be enjoyed by both locals and tourists alike. Because of its size, there’s always something new to see, making it an interesting spot to take a stroll with a take-away coffee. Many a time I’ve taken a walk down to the wall to find an artist working away on a new piece. This is a fascinating and a true treat to watch.
Finding the wall isn’t too tricky, but does leave you wondering if you’re in the right place up until the moment you spot it. One of the easiest ways to get down there is by hopping on the main 22 bus route to Ocean Terminal. From here, it’s a short walk through an industrial spot.