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Lothian and Borders RIGS group have designated Craigleith Quarry as a (RIGS). Regionally Important Geological Site. Posters and pamphlets on the famous Craigleith Sandstone Quarry are now available.
You can read the leafletat the RIGS web site

'A RIGS is a landscape, landform or rock feature identified by the local Lothian and Borders RIGS Group as having particular value for educational and tourist interpretation; for academic research; for the history of science; or for its aesthetic appearance (with the permission of the landowner)'.

During the Edinburgh science festival in April each year, there are conducted tours, by members of the Lothian and Borders Geology group, around the remaining east face of the quarry.
The photos below are from the 2003 tour.

More Information
The RIGS Group produced a Craigleith Quarry pamphlet and poster on the geology and surrounding area for distribution in September 2005.
This pamphlet can be seen on the RIGS site.