Silvermills Forge

West Silvermills Lane

To the west of Fettes Row

Silvermills Forge

Around 1970

Silvermills Forge, West Silvermills Lane, Edinburgh - 1970s
  John Knight, Edinburgh                                                                                                                                          Photo taken:  1970s


Fettes Row

Thank you to John Knight for sending me six photos taken in the 1970s before conservation work really got underway in Fettes Row and before the  new developments were built to the north of Fettes Row.

The photo above is one of these photos.

John wrote:

Silvermills Forge

    Silvermills Forge, West Silvermills Lane, Edinburgh - 1970s

"Here is is another view of Silvermills.  This was, taken from the west end of Fettes Row and shows the industrial heritage of the former Silvermills Village based on the lade from the water of Leith.

The neat Georgian building was Silvermills Forge in West Silvermills Lane.  We tried to keep this when the area was redeveloped but got no support from the planners let alone from the developers,  Stewart Milne Homes"

John Knight, Edinburgh:  January 2+5, 2012


Photos:    Fettes Row

Recollections:    Fettes Row