Leith Western Harbour

British Antarctic Survey Ships

RMS James Clark Ross and HMS Endurance   -   June 2006

British Antarctic Survey Vessels  -  RMS James Clark Ross and HMS Endurance at Leith Western Harbour  -  June 2006

  Peter Stubbs.   Photograph taken:  January 19, 2006,  5.19pm

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Leith Western Harbour

British Antarctic Survey Ships

The Ships

These two British Antarctic Survey ships were berthed in Leith Docks as part of 'Discover Antarctica', a series of events in Edinburgh.

'Discover Antarctica', organised by the British Antarctic Survey and  the Foreign & Commonwealth Office is promoting the Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting being held in Edinburgh from 12-23 June.

 'Discover Antarctica' included free visits to the ships the ships RMS James Clark Ross and HMS Endurance at Leith Western Harbour "with the opportunity to hug a husky dog and build a flat-pack penguin" on June 17 to 18, 2006.

The Harbour

These ships are berthed on the southern side of Leith Western Harbour, at the same point as cruise liners berth when they visit Edinburgh.

The large white buildings, upper left, are Chancelot Flour Mill.

Behind the ships are the new apartments under construction on the western boundary of Leith Western Harbour, 'Platinum Point', 'Bryant at Western Harbour' and 'The Element'.

Between the ships and these new apartments, land is being reclaimed from the harbour and a  new public park is to be constructed.

 

 

 

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