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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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Edinburgh Today

Roads

Other Transport Ideas

 

1.

Rickshaws

Tuk-tuks

Gordon MacKenzie, owner of Hi-Fi Corner stereo shop in Edinburgh, had hoped to operate a fleet of motorised rickshaws, known as tuk-tuks in during the 2008 Festival.  These vehicles have a top speed of 30mph and run on LPG fuel.

He planned to sell tickets to hire the vehicles through Edinburgh Fringe venues and had receive the backing of Pleasance Theatre. 

However, he has been told by Edinburgh Council that the vehicles do not meet the standards of private hire vehicles and there was concern about congestion at his proposed base in the Pleasance, so he has now decided not to go ahead with this venture.

A similar rickshaw operation in Brighton, England, was recently withdrawn following a dispute over licensing of the vehicles.

Edinburgh Evening News:  February 19, 2008:  p.21.

 

2.

Road Trains

Road Train - 1

Canadian-born Les Maitland has applied for a street-trader's licence to operate a 'road train', from Easter to October,  on one of several routes identified through Edinburgh Old Town.

Edinburgh Council and the Police have expressed concern over the vehicle's speed and manoeuvrability, believing that it would be likely to cause congestion.  It would have a loco and three carriages and would carry up to 72 passengers.  It would travel at close to walking pace.

A similar 'road train' is currently operating in York, England.

Edinburgh Evening News:  March 1, 2008:  p.3.

UPDATE

The proposals above were rejected by Edinburgh Council in March 2008.

Road Train - 2

Glasgow-based, Hungarian Entrepreneur, Peter Palinkas, has applied for a street-trader's licence to operate a 'road train' (which he describes as a 'fun train') as an all-year-round service through Edinburgh Old Town.  It would start at Johnston Terrace and each journey would last about 30 minutes.

The 'road train' would have a loco and two carriages and would carry about 60 passengers.  It would have a maximum speed of 15mph.

A decision on whether or not the train will be allowed to operate is expected in the next couple of months.

Edinburgh Evening News:  January 29, 2009:  p.3.

 

3.

Bike Hire

Tuk-tuks

Edinburgh councillors are about to call in external consultants to help draw up a business plan for a bike hire scheme in the city.  This follows the results of a feasibility study that has estimated a demand for 12,000 bike hires a day in the city from a mix of students, tourists, commuters and office workers.

The scheme might mirror one of the schemes already in operation in Europe. 

-  The scheme in Paris charges the most for hire, at 12 for 3 hours.

-  The scheme in Brussels is the cheapest, at 1.60 for 3 hours.

The cost of setting up a scheme for the hire of 800 bikes in Leith has been estimated at 2.8m.  The Evening News reports that the scheme would initially focus on the tram route, but could later be extended to the New Town, Stockbridge, Marchmont and Merchiston, with 2,500 biked in operation.

Edinburgh Evening News:  February 19, 2008:  p.21.

 

Princes Street

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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

  Summary of the updates added to this site each month since the site was launched   Links to Dumbiedykes pages  Link to Granton pages  Link to Leith pages   Link to Newhaven pages   Links to Portobello pages   Link to My Recent Talks