George Christie

Building Supplies

Albert Street, off Easter Road



 Edinburgh at Work  -  George Christie's Building Yard  -  Albert Street, off Easter Road  -  zoom-in

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs                                                                                       Photograph taken 14 November 1991


George Christie

Building Supplies

When I visited George Christie's, in 1991, they had a large yard of building supplies, surrounded on three sides by metal workshops and storage.  There was a small workforce (2 on the day of my visit) cutting and assembling metal parts for rooves.

The premises had been used previously by Cowans as a transport yard and stables.  The stables were on the upper floor.  The red brickwork on the wall in this picture marks the position of one of the ramps to the stables.

Please click here to read reminiscences of Cowie's Yard

The area has now been redeveloped as housing.


Reminiscences:    Cowan's Yard

Edinburgh at Work