Fettes Row

Fettes Row is one of the streets that crosses Dundas Street about half a mile to the north of Princes Street.  It lies on the northern edge of Edinburgh New Town.

Fettes Row  -  Looking west towards Dundas Street

Around 1970

Fettes Row, Edinburgh - 1970s
  John Knight, Edinburgh                                                                                                                                          Photo taken:  1970s


Fettes Row

Thank you to John Knight for sending me six photos taken in the 1970s before conservation work really got underway in Fettes Row and before the  new developments were built to the north of Fettes Row.

The photo above is one of these photos.

John wrote:

Looking west towards
 Dundas Street

   Fettes Row, Edinburgh - 1970s

"Here we look to the west along Fettes Row again.  But this  viewpoint is just to the east of the junction with Dundas Street.  The dreaded Midlothian Kitchens and Bathrooms warehouse is on the north side of the street. (Now, the Royal Bank of Scotland offices are there.

The street was continually blocked by these huge lorries delivering cut-price sanitary ware. The trees luckily still survive."

John Knight, Edinburgh:  January 2+5, 2012


Photos:    Fettes Row

Recollections:    Fettes Row