Rodney Street and
"If you look carefully at the
pavement corner by the pub, you'll see that this is the diagonal
'link' from Rodney Street to Broughton Road with various shops.
Originally, the tenements met at a
right angle by 'recent' traffic lights.
i.e. nearer the traffic bollard, lower centre -
Peter Stubbs, 15 May 2017
These tenements were demolished and
their replacements were set on the diagonal, to avoid the
railway to Trinity, and later to Granton Harbour.
Effectively, this was a continuation almost of Scotland Street
Tunnel, from that small goods yard to the larger Logie Green
Goods yard. The railway line then continued leading
on to the skew bridge over the Water of Leith.
These tenements were rebuilt in
their new position because that tunnel is so near the surface
and could not take the weight of the original buildings.
The Ritz Cinema slightly higher up
on the far side of Rodney Street was of light-weight
construction for the same reason.
"The large building and chimney far
behind the Lothian Chemical Company chimney are Chancelot Flour
SCWS Mills, more recently reincarnated at Leith Docks.
The old Chancelot Flour SCWS Mills were a
prominent feature of North Edinburgh before being lost in a
fire. The mill's large clock was a familiar site to people
travelling along Ferry Road between Leith and Goldenacre,
- Peter Stubbs, 15 May 2017
Alex Dow, Fife, Scotland: 4 May 2017 (2