December 2002

Edinburgh Old Town Fire  -  Dismantling of the Cowgate wall

Photographs by Peter Stubbs  -  Edinburgh  -  December 2002  -  Fire in the Old Town of Edinburgh  -  Dismantling the wall in the Cowgate

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This photograph looking down Blair Street towards the Gilded Balloon Theatre in the Cowgate.  When this photograph was taken work had just begun to dismantle these walls on the south side of Cowgate by hand, working from a platform suspended from a crane.

This photograph was taken on Friday 20 December.  Later the same day, the whole of the wall in Cowgate seen in this picture (except for the arched portion at the base) collapsed.

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