Employees of

R&R Clark

Brandon Street, Canonmills, Edinburgh

Brandon Street Offices, Canonmills

Around 2004

R&R Clark, Brandon Street, Canonmills  -  Depositors in Caseroom No.2, around 1953

Jim Cairns, Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland, one of the workers at R&R Clark from 1959s                             Photo taken around 2004


R&R Clark

Thank you to Jim Cairns for sending me this photo of R&R Clark's offices in Brandon Street.  These offices have now become Admin Offices for Standard Life Assurance Company.

Acknowledgement:  Jim Cairns, Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland: June 9, 2012



Please click on the thumbnail image below to zoom-in and see another photo taken by Jim Cairns.  This is a photo of the R&R Clark colophon on the gable at the front of their old building, above the main entrance, at Brandon Street, Canonmills:

R&R Clark, Brandon Street, Canonmills  -  Colophon on the office wall

YouTube Video

R&R Clark was founded in 1846 and remained in business in Edinburgh until 1979.

Jim Cairns has been  collecting photos of R&R Clark employees at work and at play, and photos of tickets and programmes for social functions that the company has produced over the years, the earliest dating back to 1887

Jim has now put these together to create an interesting a 21-minute film on YouTube that captures the atmosphere of the company and its workers.  The film is titled:

Printers' Pie and Pyknyks.


R&R Clark's Premises

Brandon Street

R&R Clark's building lives on.  It is on the west side of Brandon Street at Canonmills.  Externally it still looks very much as it does in the old photos in the YouTube film above.

After R&R Clark closed, I regularly visited the Royal Mail Philatelic Counter that was  based there, selling many of the GB stamps that had been issued in recent years.

The old R&R Clark building has now been refurbished internally and has become an administration office for Standard Life Assurance Company.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  June 5, 2012


Photos  -  Groups of Workers

Edinburgh Recollections