Leith Docks

Flour Mills and Shipyard


Scales in the window of W&T Avery Ltd premises, 113-117 Lothian Road  -  late-1970s

  Mark Harris, London, England                                             Photograph taken late-1970s


Leith Docks

Flour Mills and Shipyard

Late-1970s Photos

Thank you to Mark Harris for allowing me to reproduce this photo.  This is one of many black and white photos that Mark took in Edinburgh in the late-1970s.

Mills and Shipyard

The view looks to the west across Leith Docks.  The two flour mills in the background are:

LEFT:  Chancelot Mill

RIGHT:  Caledonia Mill (now demolished)

The low building in front of the mills is the Henry Robb shipyard (also now demolished).  Ocean terminal shopping and entertainment complex has been built on the site of the Henry Robb shipyard.

What is the small box in the foreground?  Is it for electrical equipment?

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  June 29, 2013


Mark Harris Photos:  late-1970s

Recollections Leith Docks