Edinburgh Burntisland Ferry



The ferry 'Glenfinnan' at Granton Harbour - 1952

   Reproduced with acknowledgement to the photographer, WAC Smith, Glasgow, and to Irwell Press, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, Wales
This is one of the photos that appeared in 'An Illustrated History of Edinburgh's Railways' (WAC Smith + Paul Anderson.)


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   The ferry 'Glenfinnan' at Granton Harbour - 1952


Edinburgh to Burntisland Ferry - 'Glenfinnan'


Here, the Granton to Burntisland Ferry, 'Glenfinnan', has just berthed at Middle Pier, Granton Harbour on May 26, 1952.

An old single-deck bus can be seen on Middle Pier, on the right of the picture.  Behind the bus is Granton Station on Middle Pier.

A new clubhouse has been built for the Royal Forth Yacht Club at the top of the slipway where the small building stands in this picture.

A previous ferry, operated by LNER stopped its operation in 1946, and it was not until 1952 that the service began to operate again, using converted tank landing craft:

-  Glenfinnan

-  Bonnie Prince Charlie

-  Eriskay

-  Flora Macdonald

Unfortunately, the craft on this service had many problems and the service was abandoned on December 12, 1952.