Whytock & Reid

Decorators and Furnishers, Cabinetmakers and Upholsters

Sunbury House, Belford Mews


Bill Paterson, Works Manager (on the left)

Whytock & Reid, Sunbury House, Belford Mews, Edinburgh - 1991

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs                                                                                                                      Photograph taken 27 August 1991




Bill Paterson

I was pleased to receive an email from Bill Paterson, twenty-two years after I took the photo of him at the Whittock & Reid workshop, as part of my  personal project, photographing 'People at work in Edinburgh' in the 1990s.

Bill wrote:

My Retirement

"You may be aware that I retired in 1999.  The death of old man, Campbell Reid, in 1999 and my retirement were unfortunately the death knell for such an illustrious company."

Bill Paterson, Kingsknowe, Edinburgh:  August 29, 2013

Please click on this link to read the whole of Bill's message to me, which gave more information about the number of workers at the firm during the 28 years that he worked there:

History of Whytock & Reid  -  Workers


Whytock & Reid

Zoom-in to see the chair backs

    Whytock & Reid, Sunbury House, Belford Mews, Edinburgh - 1991


Whytock & Reid Background

Whytock & Reid

Edinburgh at Work