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Pottery Kilns

Buchan's Pottery

Two kilns, 39 ft high,  have survived from Buchan's Pipe Street pottery works, Portobello.  The pottery closed in 1972.  These kilns can be found at the side of the road in Rathbone Place, Portobello, behind Portobello Funfair.


One of the kilns, dating from 1909, collapsed while being repaired in August 2006. 


It is to be stabilised in the short term.  The City of Edinburgh Council  then plans to rebuild the kiln, under the advice and supervision of Historic Scotland.

Herald & Post,  October 5, 2006, p.15.


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