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Marine Gardens


Portobello Marine Gardens

J S & S, Edinburgh  -   Portobello Marine Gardens

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Portobello Marine Gardens

Scottish National Exhibition

The Scottish National Exhibition was held in Saughton Park in 1908.  After the exhibition closed, the buildings were re-erected to create Marine Gardens at Seafield,  Portobello

1908 Exhibition

Post Card  -  International Exhibition  -  WR&S Reliable Service

Marine Gardens Pleasure Park had a ballroom, theatre, amusement park and figure of eight roller coaster.  The pleasure park was on the site now occupied by Lothian Buses bus depot.  The site was taken over by the military as billets in 1914.  Many of the attractions never re-opened, though the ballroom survived until 1939.


This postcard was posted from Edinburgh to Cupar, Fife on 21 June 1909, shortly after Marine Gardens opened.


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