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A selection of my photographs, many from Edinburgh throughout the year.   Also photos from Scotland, London, Iceland, Italy, Hong Kong and elsewhere    Many old maps of Edinburgh (Old Town, New Town, while City), Leith and Newhaven.  Includes several old transport maps and a comparison of old maps with recent aerial photos.   Old engravings, mailly of Edinburgh scenes.  Some from the 1820s, some from the 1890s,  some others - includes many hand-coloured examples from the 1820s.   News from Edinburgh today  -  Events, Collections, Buildings and Gardens, Transport   This site includes     1. Post card portraits taken in studios in Edinburgh:    2. Post card views either takeen/published by Ediburgh photographers or views of Edinburgh, or both.y Edinburgh    Views of Edinburgh, grouped into three sections:     1. Street views:    2. Buildings:    3. Around Edinburgh   Views of transport around Edinburgh  -  Horse drawn trams and buses, cable cars, electric trams, buses and a few railway photos.  Also several maps of Edinburgh's bus and tram routes.   Links to pages with Photos of Groups   Frequently Asked Questions

  Summary of the updates added to this site each month since the site was launched   Links to Dumbiedykes pages  Link to Granton pages  Link to Leith pages   Link to Newhaven pages   Links to Portobello pages   Link to My Recent Talks

 

Scotland at Work

Photography Project

1990s

 

Background

I began by photographing the different types of work being carried out in Edinburgh.

I later extended this projects to include other parts of Scotland, mainly Central Scotland, in order to include some of the industries that did not operate in Edinburgh.

 

Companies Visited

Please scroll down this page to see links to some of the photos that I took on my 'Scotland at Work' project in  the 1990s.

OR

 click on this link to see the some photos of 'Edinburgh at Work'

YEAR PHOTOS TAKEN

COMPANY VISITED COMMENTS
WHERE

 

B

Ballantyne's Foundry  -  Bo'ness  -  Casting Metal

Ballantyne Boness Iron Co

Iron Foundry

The Falcon Foundry was one of three foundries in Larbert, a small town about 3 miles NW of Falkirk, when I visited the area in the early-1990s.

Falcon Foundry specialised in catering equipment.

Larbert

West Lothian

 

C

Scotland at Work  -  Carberry Candles, Midlothian, Scotland

1992 to 1996

Carberry Candles

Candle Makers

At the Carberry Candle works, in the 1990s, I saw some interesting machinery.  There was a machine for dipping candles, invented, invented by the owner's father or grandfather.

Other machines purified oil, greased wicks, cut wicks, tapered the candle ends  and made night lights.

Carberry

Midlothian

Carnoustie Castings

1995

Carnoustie Castings

Iron Foundry

Carnoustie Castings had a foundry at Carnoustie, beside the North Sea, about ten miles to the east of Dundee. Carnoustie is well known for its golf course.

When I visited Carnoustie Castings in 1995, one of the items that they were casting was a pillar box.

Carnoustie

Tayside

Clyde Shaw Steelworks  1 - The Furnace

1993

Clyde Shaw

Iron Foundry

Clyde Shaw had a large foundry at Motherwell, producing some very large castings, and ingots of metal that were sent to England for use by the motor industry.

This was one of many heavy industries in the area, along with Ravenscraig Steel Works, in the 1990s, but most are no longer operating.

The Clyde Shaw foundry closed in 1923.

Motherwell

Lanarkshire

During World War One

A F Craig

Engineering

It was photos like this one, of workers in the A F Craig works at Paisley taken during World War One,  that encouraged me to start  my projects photographing people at work in Edinburgh and Scotland during the 1990s.

Paisley

Renfrewshire

 

F

Falcon Foundry  -  Casting Metal 

1995

Falcon Foundry

Iron Foundry

Falcon Foundry was one of three foundries based in the small town of Larbert, about three miles NW of Falkirk, when I visited the area in the early 1990s.

The foundry specialised in catering equipment

Larbert

Stirlingshire

 

N

North British Distillery, Cooperage, West Calder  -  1995

1995

North British Distillery Cooperage

Cooperage

The NB Distillery is near Hearts' football ground at Gorgie, Edinburgh.

In the early-1990s, the company had a small cooperage yard beside the distillery, but their main site for the cooperage and bonded warehouses was (and still is) at Muirhall, West Calder, West Lothian.

Muirhill,

West Calder

West Lothian

 

R

James Ritchie & Son  -  Repairing public clocks in the workshop at Livingston

1992 to 1996

James Ritchie & Son

Clock Makers and Repairs

James Ritchie & Son are based in Edinburgh, where they sell and repair watches and small clocks.

The company made many of the public clocks around Edinburgh.  In 1991, I visited their works in Livingston, West Lothian, where they repaired large public clocks.

Livingston

West Lothian

 

 

All Companies

Edinburgh at Work

   Photograph of people at work in Burton's Biscuit Factory  -  with 'Edinburgh at Work' title

Scotland at Work

   Carnoustie Castings

      

 

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Links to Other Pages

EdinPhoto - Home Page  Please send me an e-mail ...  with your questions, comments, suggestions or news.   At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.     At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.  

Photographs and Other Images  -  These include portraits of photographers  -  photographic outings -  Princes Street views  -  Newhaven Fishwives  -  etc.  Early Photography in Edinburgh  -  Talbot, Brewster, Hill & Adamson, Early Professional Photographers in Princes Street, etc.  Professional Photographers in Edinburgh  -  1840 to 1940  -  Their names, dates of business and studio addresses.  The Photographic Society of Scotland  -  1856 to 1873  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, etc.  The History of Edinburgh Photographic Society  -  1861 to date  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, Poems, etc.  EPS Publications - EPS Handwritten Records  -  Photographic Journals  -  Trade Directories  -  Books  -  etc.  Thanks to all who have encouraged and supported me in creating the EdinPhoto web site  -  including descendants of photographers  -  researchers  -  providers of photographs and other material  Background notes on the research thal led up to the creation of this site  -   together with lists of new material added to the site since its launch.  Brief comments on how this site might be used  -  Just browsing?  -  Seeking specific information?  Please add your questions, suggestions or other comments to the Guest Book.  Links to other web sites  -  Photographic Societies  -  Photographic History  -  Family History  -  etc.  Click here to find the link to the Edinburgh Photogrpahic Society web site.

 

A selection of my photographs, many from Edinburgh throughout the year.   Also photos from Scotland, London, Iceland, Italy, Hong Kong and elsewhere    Many old maps of Edinburgh (Old Town, New Town, while City), Leith and Newhaven.  Includes several old transport maps and a comparison of old maps with recent aerial photos.   Old engravings, mailly of Edinburgh scenes.  Some from the 1820s, some from the 1890s,  some others - includes many hand-coloured examples from the 1820s.   News from Edinburgh today  -  Events, Collections, Buildings and Gardens, Transport   This site includes     1. Post card portraits taken in studios in Edinburgh:    2. Post card views either takeen/published by Ediburgh photographers or views of Edinburgh, or both.y Edinburgh    Views of Edinburgh, grouped into three sections:     1. Street views:    2. Buildings:    3. Around Edinburgh   Views of transport around Edinburgh  -  Horse drawn trams and buses, cable cars, electric trams, buses and a few railway photos.  Also several maps of Edinburgh's bus and tram routes.   Links to pages with Photos of Groups   Frequently Asked Questions

  Summary of the updates added to this site each month since the site was launched   Links to Dumbiedykes pages  Link to Granton pages  Link to Leith pages   Link to Newhaven pages   Links to Portobello pages   Link to My Recent Talks