For a change, this is
not a photograph taken in Edinburgh!
The Burntisland Ferry
Burntisland lies on the north coast of the Firth of Forth,
about 5 miles to the north of Granton, Edinburgh. (A ferry
plied between Granton and Burntisland from the mid-19th century
until the mid-20th century.)
Did the riveters in this photo work in a shipyard at
The Forth Bridge
This photo also has another link with Edinburgh.
Nicole Azzalini who provided a copy of this photo from her
family collection tells me that the one of the men in the photo
helped construct the Forth Rail Bridge in the late-1880s -
about 45 years before the photo at the top of this page was taken!
The Forth Bridge was officially opened in 1890, and has
recently undergone a full refurbishment. An application has
been submitted for it to become recognised by Unesco as a World
The Forth Bridge crosses the Firth of Forth about 10 miles to
the west of the centre of Edinburgh between Queensferry (just
inside the Edinburgh Boundary on the south side of the Firth of
Forth) and North Queensferry (on the north side of the Firth of
The man who helped construct the Forth Bridge was her great
grandfather, Charles Dickson. He is seated on the left in
the front row of this photo.
Nicole Azzalini, Tasmania, Australia:
March 9, 2014