Clermiston lies to the west of Corstorphine Hill
About 5 miles west of the centre of Edinburgh
Farm Cottage and Buildings
© Reproduced with acknowledgement to Bill Scott, Alnwick, Northumberland, England.
Buttercup Poultry Farm
Thank you to Bill Scott for allowing me to reproduce the photograph taken at Buttercup Poultry Farm in 1955.
"This photo was taken after the demolition of the poultry buildings. It shows:
- the big house, Clermiston Mains, in the background."
This is one of several photos of the farm that Bill colourised in 2007-08.
Bill Scott added his photos of Buttercup Farm to the flickr web site. This is the photo that generated the most correspondence, during which these points were made by Bill and others:
- The buildings in this photo are still exist, and have been converted into houses and flats.
- East Lodge backs onto Fox Covert Avenue.
- The new houses in Fox Covert Avenue, to the north of the farm, were built in the late-1950s
- The new houses in Rannoch Road, to the south and west of the farm, were built in the 1960s.
- The three buildings on the right in the photo above were, at one time, a motor museum, owned by a Mr Farr.
- Before being a Motor Museum, this building used to house Buttercup vans and lorries.
- The late Robin Cook MP lived in the building on the left. This was Mr Ewing's house.
- Bill Scott lived in East Lodge until 1960.
The 'Big House'
Here is a recent photograph of the 'Big House' at Buttercup Poultry Farm.
The name of the house is Clermiston Mains.
Bill Scott is writing a book, The Buttercup, about Buttercup Poultry Farm and some of the people who were associated with it.
If you have any information or memories that you think might be of interest to Bill, please email me, then I'll pass on your message to him.
Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh: November 21, 2010
Bill tells me that his book has now been published and is likely to be reviewed within the next few days in 'The Scotsman' or 'Scotland on Sunday'.
Copies are available from Leghorn Books.
A brief account of why Bill wrote the book can be found on this page on the Amazon web site.
Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh: August 23, 2011
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