My Photos of Leith Docks were taken around
1990. The docks were still busy, but with less shipping than in
earlier days. The docks have since been privatised, and access
to take photographs has become more difficult.
The 'Tall Ships' event was held in Leith in 1995. There were
visits from Royal Navy ships including HMS Edinburgh and the
More cruise ships began to visit, often
staying for a few days while the passengers visited Edinburgh.
Building on some of the disused land in the docks commenced. The
Scottish Office was built beside the dock where the tugs used to be
Development of land within the docks has continued,
including multi-storey housing, a hotel, a restaurant, sports club, the
Ocean Terminal shopping centre and multi-cinema complex and the arrival of
the Royal Yacht Britannia, now berthed outside Ocean Terminal and open to
visitors following its decommissioning.
Britannia recently [June 2003]
was awarded 2nd place, after the London Eye, by the Group Travel Industry
in a competition for the best tourist attraction in the UK.
There are plans for further
developments on the Forth Port Authorities' land a couple of miles to the
west at Granton Harbour, and plans for a
linking Leith, Granton and the Waterfront area, further to the west, with