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Fire Stations

 

Proposals

October 2005

Marionville Drive

   Fire Station at Marionville Drive, Meadowbank

The fire station is at the roundabout where Marionville Drive (left) and Restalrig Avenue (right) meet.  When this photograph was taken, on 31 October 2005, the fire station was  threatened with closure. 

Lothian & Borders Fire Service have proposed to close the Marionville Drive Fire Station and withdraw two fire engines from service.

Edinburgh Evening News:  27 October 2005, p.25 AND 1 November 2005, p.12
Herald & Post, 27 October 2005, p.5.

Macdonald Road

   Macdonald Road Fire Station  -  October 2005

The  Fire Service also plans to move the McDonald Road Fire Station to a new site, yet to be found, in or near Leith Docks.

These closures are part of a wider plan to close four fire stations in the Lothians, two of which would be replaced by a "super-station" and to cut about 1 in 7 jobs.  That's about 100 jobs.

A consultation period over these proposals ends on 31 October 2005, the day that the photograph of Marionville Drive Fire Station above was taken.

 By 27 October, about 20,000 objections to the proposals had been lodged.

 

 

Update

November 2005

Decision still Pending

Lothian & Borders' Fire Brigade's had planned to replace Marionville Drive and McDonald Road fire stations by a new fire station at Leith and to close Musselburgh and Tranent fire stations in East Lothian.

However, Edinburgh councillors are agreed at their meeting on22 November not to approve the proposals to replace Marionville and McDonald Road stations without knowing exactly where in Leith the new "superstation" would be built.

Edinburgh Evening News:  18 November 2005, pp.1-2.
Edinburgh Evening News:  23 November 2007, p.6

 

Update

January 2006

Decision still Pending

Lothian & Borders' Fire Brigade's

announced in January 2006 that, "following opposition from councillors, firefighters and campaigners, they had axed plans to create a new superstation in Leith"

However, they still plan to close the Marionville Drive fire station and now plan to replace the MacDonald Road fire station and intend to replace them by two new stations, one  in Leith, possibly in Salamander Street, and the other close to the present MacDonald Road station.

In East Lothian, they intend to replace the fire stations at Musselburgh and Tranent by a new station at Wallyford.

Campaigners remain unhappy with these revised plans and intend to protest outside the Edinburgh City Chambers on 27 January 2006.

Edinburgh Evening News:  January 20, 2006:  p.25

 

Update

March 2007

McDonald Road

Lothian & Borders' Fire Brigade have announced that they are now close to agreeing the location of the new fire station for North Edinburgh.  The final decision is likely to be made in about three or four months' time.

Twenty-five sites have been considered, and these have now been narrowed down to two:

-  the site of the current fire station in McDonald Road.

-  the site next door, formerly Scottish Power offices.

Newbridge

The new station will not need to be so large as the existing McDonald Road station because training facilities are being moved to a new training centre being built at Newbridge.

It is planned that the training facilities at Newbridge will include a stretch of road where car crashes can be simulated and the recreation of a collapsed building to be used in search-and-rescue training.

The mock ship, now used for training at McDonald Road, will also be transferred to Newbridge.

Wallyford

The fire service also announced that they plan to build a new fire station at Wallyford, East Lothian to provide faster attendance to fires in Prestonpans and East Musselburgh.

Edinburgh Evening News:  January 23, 2007:  p.19  (Newbridge)

Edinburgh Evening News:  March 26, 2007:  p.20  (McDonald Road, Wallyford)

 

 

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EdinPhoto - Home Page  Please send me an e-mail ...  with your questions, comments, suggestions or news.   At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.     At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.  

Photographs and Other Images  -  These include portraits of photographers  -  photographic outings -  Princes Street views  -  Newhaven Fishwives  -  etc.  Early Photography in Edinburgh  -  Talbot, Brewster, Hill & Adamson, Early Professional Photographers in Princes Street, etc.  Professional Photographers in Edinburgh  -  1840 to 1940  -  Their names, dates of business and studio addresses.  The Photographic Society of Scotland  -  1856 to 1873  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, etc.  The History of Edinburgh Photographic Society  -  1861 to date  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, Poems, etc.  EPS Publications - EPS Handwritten Records  -  Photographic Journals  -  Trade Directories  -  Books  -  etc.  Thanks to all who have encouraged and supported me in creating the EdinPhoto web site  -  including descendants of photographers  -  researchers  -  providers of photographs and other material  Background notes on the research thal led up to the creation of this site  -   together with lists of new material added to the site since its launch.  Brief comments on how this site might be used  -  Just browsing?  -  Seeking specific information?  Please add your questions, suggestions or other comments to the Guest Book.  Links to other web sites  -  Photographic Societies  -  Photographic History  -  Family History  -  etc.  Click here to find the link to the Edinburgh Photogrpahic Society web site.

 

A selection of my photographs, many from Edinburgh throughout the year.   Also photos from Scotland, London, Iceland, Italy, Hong Kong and elsewhere    Many old maps of Edinburgh (Old Town, New Town, while City), Leith and Newhaven.  Includes several old transport maps and a comparison of old maps with recent aerial photos.   Old engravings, mailly of Edinburgh scenes.  Some from the 1820s, some from the 1890s,  some others - includes many hand-coloured examples from the 1820s.   News from Edinburgh today  -  Events, Collections, Buildings and Gardens, Transport   This site includes     1. Post card portraits taken in studios in Edinburgh:    2. Post card views either takeen/published by Ediburgh photographers or views of Edinburgh, or both.y Edinburgh    Views of Edinburgh, grouped into three sections:     1. Street views:    2. Buildings:    3. Around Edinburgh   Views of transport around Edinburgh  -  Horse drawn trams and buses, cable cars, electric trams, buses and a few railway photos.  Also several maps of Edinburgh's bus and tram routes.   Links to pages with Photos of Groups   Frequently Asked Questions

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