Anderson's Cooperage

Leith Docks




  Copyright: Peter Stubbs                                                   Photograph taken 27 August 1992

Anderson's Cooperage

Anderson's Cooperage was based in one of the large sheds near the Constitution Street entrance to Leith Docks. 

Edinburgh at Work  -  Anderson's Cooperage  -  Leith Docks, 1992

It had been open for about a year when I visited the company in 1992, its workforce having increased from one to five, then fallen to three.  The workers were experienced coopers, having previously worked for Kinnairds at Leith.

The shed was full of old barrels and straw, with traditional tools still being used.

 Edinburgh at Work  -  Anderson's Cooperage  -  Leith Docks, 1993

The note on the door advertised garden tubs.  The office door was kept  closed "to keep out the wild cats".

The company survived until around the mid-1990s.


Photos:  Edinburgh at Work

Photos: Anderson's Cooperage