Stevenson & Cheyne (1983) Ltd

engineering works

Beside the Water of Leith, Bonnington, Edinburgh


Stevenson & Cheyne


Stevenson & Cheyne (1983) Ltd was a management buy-out of the company in 1983.

A few years later, in the winters of 1991-92 and 1992-93, I visited the company to take some  photos.

The company was then based in an old engineering works at Bonnington, Edinburgh, close to the Water of Leith.  It was the last remaining large industrial company in an area that was once a hive of industry.

I found, on my 1993 visit that work  had been quiet, particularly following the closure of Ravenscraig steel works at Motherwell, and that the Stevenson & Cheyne workforce had reduced from a peak of 65, and from over 20, five years ago, to nine workers.

Soon after my visits, Stevenson & Cheyne  left  Bonnington and moved to to Butlerfield Industrial Estate, Bonnyrigg,  close to the Newtongrange Mining Museum, in Midlothian.


Stevenson & Cheyne photos

Edinburgh at Work