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
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.