'Mary of Guise' is the first of two barges
to be moored beside the Shore on the Water of Leith, then converted
into office accommodation. The barges are moored a few yards
downstream from the liner 'Ocean Mist' now converted to 'Cruise'
bar and restaurant.
This photograph was taken in June 2006, looking down the Water of Leith
towards Leith Docks.
Now a second barge, named 'La Belle Esperance' is now
(October 2007) moored beside it. These
barges now provide floating office accommodation for a national
computer and photocopying company and a large corporate identity and
NOTE: - 'Mary of Guise' was the
mother of Mary Queen of Scots.
- 'La Belle Esperance' was the ship
that brought her to Scotland.