Restalrig Rope Works
"How nice to find this picture. I'm
sure this is the 'new' rope works on Restalrig Road showing new
machinery. My great grandfather would have been at the helm then."
The Ross Family
"My grandfather took over after the
first world war having served as a gunner in the Royal Navy
throughout the war. The company continued until the
mid-1980s with my Uncle Douglas as manager before the business was
sold to British Ropes and the property sold off.
At some point after World War 2, the
company changed its name to James Ross and Buncle. Mr Buncle
retired shortly before the company was sold.
My Grandfather worked at Restalrig
from age 14. He died in his nineties some twenty-five years
ago. He was still to be seen in the warehouse in his
late-eighties. Douglas Ross is well. He retired after the
I still have the company ledgers of
this period and a fine clock presented in 1925 by the Leith
Liberal Association to James Ross, for services as secretary at
the time when Captain Benn (Tony Wedgwood Benn's father) was
Liberal MP for Leith."
David James Ross: February 14, 2013