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Drambuie

Recollections

1.

GM Rigg

Edinburgh

Thank you to GM Rigg for posting this message in the EdinPhoto guest book:

Easter Road

"I spent about 5 years working at the old Drambuie bond at the foot of Easter Road.  It's gone now but it was located just a little bit up hill from the Persevere Pub on the same side of the road."

Tiles on a Buttercup Dairy Co shop

Tiles in a Buttercup Dairy Co shop, based on a painting by Tom Curr

©  Dr Lindsay Lennie, Crieff, Perthshire, Scotland

 

Buttercup Dairy

"The manager (Mr Mees) had his office in the old building that at the front of the bond that had been the office for the Buttercup Dairy Company.  The company name was carved over the teller's barred cubical.

and should have been preserved. Some of the older people who worked at the bond and had lived in the area all their lives told me that when they were kids, the school grounds all the way from the bond up to Hawkhill were where the dairy cattle were grazed.

I don't know whether they were pulling my leg about the fields or not."

GM Rigg, Edinburgh:  Message posted in EdinPhoto guest book:  September 11, 2009

 

Recollections

2.

Angela Downie (née Lancashire)

West Mains, Edinburgh

Thank you to Angela Downie, West Mains, Edinburgh for posting a message in the EdinPhoto guestbook.

Angela wrote:

Work

I attended Darroch school from 1959 to 1963.

After leaving school, I worked:

-  as a junior shorthand typist at Davidson's, at Frederick Street

-  at a new fruit shop owned by Charles Hay, at Mayfield Road

-  at Drambuie, York Place

-  MacNiven & Cameron, Blair Street

-  Malloch, Frederick Street

Angela Downie (née Lancashire), West Mains, Edinburgh:
Message and email address posted in EdinPhoto guest book, August 29, 2011

 

Recollections

3.

Connie Newman

East Peckham, Kent, England

Thank you to Connie Newman, West Mains, Edinburgh for posting a reply in the EdinPhoto guestbook.

Connie wrote:

York Place

Drambuie

"I also also worked for Drambuie at York Place.  That was in the bookkeeping department, 1961-63.

It's such a shame about the old office, now turned into apartments for letting, I think.  The old front door is still there though."

Connie Newman, East Peckham, Kent, England:
Message posted in EdinPhoto guestbook Aug 30, 2011

 

Recollections

4.

Danny Callaghan

Falkirk, Stirlingshire, Scotland

Thank you to Danny Callaghan who wrote about some of his memories from the time when he was in the office furniture business in Edinburgh.

Danny wrote:

Easter Road

"As a pupil at St Anthony's school, I became acquainted with the foot of Easter Road as it was just round the corner.    Most of my classes where in the annex building at the foot of Lochend Road."

Drambuie Plant

"My most vivid memory of Easter Road is from my early days in the office furniture game,  about mid-1960s.

I recall going to The Drambuie Company who had a plant near the foot of Easter Road on the east side.

There, I watched in dismay as one of the workers was pouring Drambuie, well I assume it was and it certainly smelt right, into casks.    He was using what looked like a petrol pump nozzle and as one barrel filled and ran over he just kept the nozzle open and moved it over to the next barrel. 

All this Drambuie just ran into a large gutter in the floor and off down to the Forth.  I was aghast!  I loved Drambuie and still do.  There were nearly tears in my eyes."

York Place

"I've had quite a few encounters with Drambuie over the years, in more ways than drinking it.

On another occasion I was in the then Drambuie Head Office in York Place.    I was shown the office of the owner, I believe Mrs MacKinnon.  It was like the cabin of an old sailing ship.  It was quite magnificent, although a bit out of place in the Georgian building."

Kirkliston

I was involved in kitting out Drambuie's new offices and plant when they moved to Kirkliston.  This has now gone.   Where are they now?

Canal Marathons

I also used to take part in the Drambuie Canal Marathons, throughout the 1980s and into 1991, between Glasgow and Edinburgh and on the Caledonian Canal.  They were organised by Linlithgow Union Canal Society, and we used to be 'forced' to drink the samples of Drambuie that were showered on us.

I have a photo ** is of the prize-giving in 1981 when I had my first success and we won the Novice Prize.  It was taken in the TA hall at Lanark Road.   In picture are (left to right):

-   Max Niven (Marketing Director Drambuie).

-  Barry Stokes my partner.

-  myself in my handsome years.

-  Brian Davenport Chief Engineer of British Waterways in Scotland.

I am currently gathering material on the Drambuie Marathons and hoping to arrange a reunion.    I'd like to here from anyone who participated or was involved or has pictures or other material.

** I'll add this photo to the EdinPhoto web site if I can get copyright permission to add it.
 -  Peter Stubbs:  February 18, 2012

Cruiser

I also once assisted the Marketing Director, Max Niven, to take the MacKinnon's cruiser through the Crinan Canal from their castle on Loch Fyne.

I still continue my Drambuie connection by drinking it, although being a bit of a traditionalist preferred the old style bulbous bottle."

Danny Callaghan, Falkirk, Stirlingshire, Scotland: February 12, 2012

Reply to Danny?

If you would like to contact Danny concerning the Canal Marathons and Reunion, or on any other topic, please email me, then I'll pass on your message to him.

Thank you.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  February 18, 2012

 

Recollections

5.

Rob Kerr

New Zealand

Thank you to Rob Kerr who wrote:

My Mum

"My Mum, Catherine Kerr, worked at Drambuie, Easter Road, probably from around late-1950s to mid-1960s.  I'm looking for anyone who worked with her there". 

My Home

"I lived at 12 Manderston Street from 1958 until 1968. I remember the chippy and the shops on both corners.  I think one sold fireplaces and the other was a dairy."

Rob Kerr: New Zealand:  emails 10,11,31 July 2016

Reply to Rob Kerr?

If you remember Drambuie at the time Rob's Mum worked there and would like to send  message to Rob about that, please email me to let me know, then I'll pass on his email address to you.

Thank you:

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  August 15+17, 2016

 

 

Recollections

Tom Curr  -  Artist

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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