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Sighthill North

Edinburgh

High Rise Flats
and
Maisonettes

Photo

1.

Sighthill High Rise Flats  -  View from Broomouse Road

Looking to the SW:  LEFT TO RIGHT:   Broomview House, Glenalmond Court and Weir Court

 Sighthill High Rise Flats from Broomhouse Road - flats demolished 2011

©  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Robert Laird, Longstone, Edinburgh                                                       Photo taken 2011

Photo

2.

Sighthill Maisonettes  -  View from Broomhouse Road

Looking to the SW:  Photo taken following the demolition of Sighthill High Rise Flats

 Sighthill Maisonettes from Broomhouse Road, following demolition of the high rise flats, 2011 ©

©  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Robert Laird, Longstone, Edinburgh                                                       Photo taken 2011

Photo

3.

Sighthill High Rise Flats  -  View from Sighthill / Calder Road

Looking to the east from beside the Health Centre (just off the picture on the right)

LEFT TO RIGHT:  Hermiston Court, Weir Court, Glenalmond Court

 Sighthill High Rise Flats from Calder Road - flats demolished 2011

©  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Robert Laird, Longstone, Edinburgh                                                       Photo taken 2011

Photo

4.

Sighthill Maisonettes and High Rise Flats  -  View from Broomhouse Place North

 Looking to the west:  LEFT TO RIGHT:  Glenalmond Court and Weir Court and Hermiston Court in the background

 Sighthill maisonettes and other housing  -  High rise flats in the background demolished 2011

©  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Robert Laird, Longstone, Edinburgh                                                       Photo taken 2011

 

Sighthill North

High Rise Flats and Maisonettes

Thank you to Robert Laird, Longstone, Edinburgh for allowing me to reproduce these photos that he took at Sighthill in 2011, the year that the Sighthill high rise flats were demolished.

Robert wrote:

High Rise Flats and Maisonettes

"These high rise flats are near the top of Broomhouse Road where it meets with Calder Road.  High rise housing was built in the early-1960s of which, the three tower blocks

Weir Court

Hermiston Court

Glen Almond Court

were the most obvious on the skyline over on the north-west of the city. 

The other block sitting adjacent to those three, but not quite so high as them was Broomview House. These buildings together were home to about 350 families.

Photo 1 is a view from Broomhouse Road, looking up to Calder Road at a time when the flats were still occupies.

Photo 2 was taken from almost the same spot, with the demolition complete and the maisonettes visible.

Photo 3 was taken from  Sighthill/Calder Road prior to the high rise flats coming down.

Photo 4 was taken from Broomhouse Place North prior to the demolition of the flats."

Demolition

"In 2011, these four blocks were demolished. The site has been cleared and the next phase of the project is to pull down the remaining maisonettes, later this year.  The idea then is to build 'affordable' housing on the land.

There canít be too many high rise blocks left in Edinburgh, if any.***"

Robert Laird, Longstone, Edinburgh:  January 30 + February 5 2012

*** Yes, most of the high rise flats have been demolished in recent years.  However, there are still a few standing .  Those that come to mind are at Leith, Muirhouse and Greendykes.  There may well also be a few others.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  February 4, 2012

 

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Photographs and Other Images  -  These include portraits of photographers  -  photographic outings -  Princes Street views  -  Newhaven Fishwives  -  etc.  Early Photography in Edinburgh  -  Talbot, Brewster, Hill & Adamson, Early Professional Photographers in Princes Street, etc.  Professional Photographers in Edinburgh  -  1840 to 1940  -  Their names, dates of business and studio addresses.  The Photographic Society of Scotland  -  1856 to 1873  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, etc.  The History of Edinburgh Photographic Society  -  1861 to date  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, Poems, etc.  EPS Publications - EPS Handwritten Records  -  Photographic Journals  -  Trade Directories  -  Books  -  etc.  Thanks to all who have encouraged and supported me in creating the EdinPhoto web site  -  including descendants of photographers  -  researchers  -  providers of photographs and other material  Background notes on the research thal led up to the creation of this site  -   together with lists of new material added to the site since its launch.  Brief comments on how this site might be used  -  Just browsing?  -  Seeking specific information?  Please add your questions, suggestions or other comments to the Guest Book.  Links to other web sites  -  Photographic Societies  -  Photographic History  -  Family History  -  etc.  Click here to find the link to the Edinburgh Photogrpahic Society web site.

 

A selection of my photographs, many from Edinburgh throughout the year.   Also photos from Scotland, London, Iceland, Italy, Hong Kong and elsewhere     Many old maps of Edinburgh (Old Town, New Town, while City), Leith and Newhaven.  Includes several old transport maps and a comparison of old maps with recent aerial photos.   Old engravings, mailly of Edinburgh scenes.  Some from the 1820s, some from the 1890s,  some others - includes many hand-coloured examples from the 1820s.   News from Edinburgh today  -  Events, Collections, Buildings and Gardens, Transport   This site includes     1. Post card portraits taken in studios in Edinburgh:    2. Post card views either takeen/published by Ediburgh photographers or views of Edinburgh, or both.y Edinburgh    Views of Edinburgh, grouped into three sections:     1. Street views:    2. Buildings:    3. Around Edinburgh   Views of transport around Edinburgh  -  Horse drawn trams and buses, cable cars, electric trams, buses and a few railway photos.  Also several maps of Edinburgh's bus and tram routes.   Links to pages with Photos of Groups   Frequently Asked Questions

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