Sandy Robertson

 on his Bench at the

Malmaison Hotel

Beside Leith Docks, The Shore, Leith

November 2005

Malmaison Hotel, Leith  -  November 2005

  Copyright: peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk          Photo taken:  November 1, 2005

 

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   Malmaison Hotel, Leith  -  November 2005

 

Sandy Robertson and the Malmaison Hotel

The Malmaison Hotel, beside the entrance to Leith Docks, at the Shore, Leith, was formerly a sailors' home.

"The Sailors' Home used to provide accommodation for sailors whose ships were in port.  The Home contained comfortable rooms for each rank, a canteen, a low cost clothing shop, recreational rooms and a chapel

It was an innovation in social care at a time when many workers lived in overcrowded slums.  The angel in the stonework above the door was an emblem for the seamen's mission."

The description above is taken from a notice board at the Shore erected by the City of Edinburgh District Council, Forth Ports Authority and the Water of Leith Conservation Trust.

 

Leith

Leith Docks

Water of Leith

Around Edinburgh

   

 

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