Masterplan for

Edinburgh Forthside

Beside the Firth of Forth

Three areas in the North of Edinburgh, beside the Firth of Forth being developed by Forth Ports Authority, are to be known as Edinburgh Forthside.

Firth of Forth and
Leith Western Harbour

   Edinburgh Forthside  -  Aerial View  -  Leith Western Harbour in the foreground.  The Firth of Forth in the background.

Developments have begun and are expected to continue until around 2020.

Forthside comprises Granton Western Harbour, Leith Western Harbour and Port of Leith:

1.  Granton Western Harbour

See the Masterplan below..

Edinburgh Forthside -  Plan of Granton Western Harbour  -   part of the Forthside Masterplan

See the top-right corner of the aerial view below.

Edinburgh Waterfront  -  Aerial Photo, 2001

Granton Western Harbour is part of Edinburgh Waterfront.

Edinburgh Waterfront is a 345 acre site beside the Firth of Forth at Granton.  It is in three parts, being developed respectively by:

-  Forth Ports Authority

Second Site (formerly British Gas)

-  Waterfront Edinburgh Ltd.

2.  Leith Western Harbour

See the Masterplan below..

Edinburgh Forthside  -  Proposals for Leith Western Harbour

See the view from Edinburgh Castle (below)

View to the north from Edinburgh Castle  -  August 2004

3.  Port of Leith.

See the Masterplan below..

Forthside -  Plan of Port of Leithr  -   part of the Forthside Masterplan

Publicity

The name, Edinburgh Forthside, was announced by developers on 3 March 2005.

Thisre-branding is supported by roadside posters, literature, a short video and a web site,  www.edinburgh-forthside.co.uk.

A public exhibition of the  proposals was displayed at The Forum, 1st floor of Ocean Terminal, Leith from Monday 14 to Sunday 29 March 2005.  Forth Ports hope that  visitors' centre will open in the summer of 2005.

 

 

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