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Edinburgh, oblique aerial view, taken from the S, showing Leith and Leith Docks.

SC 1677873

Description Edinburgh, oblique aerial view, taken from the S, showing Leith and Leith Docks.

Date 1/9/1994

Collection RCAHMS Aerial Photography

Catalogue Number SC 1677873

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of C 40288 CN

Scope and Content Leith and the docks, Edinburgh Leith was the main trading port for the city of Edinburgh. The heart of the original dock area lay along the Water of Leith, but 19th-century improvements included a long project of building to provide all the accoutrements necessary in an industrial age. In Leith the grandeur of many buildings and the street names attest to the trading links and wealth that were once commonplace. By the late 20th century, however, business had dropped and Leith had become run down. Late 20th-century alterations include the building of the Scottish Office, on reclaimed land, off centre in the photo. At the same time many old warehouses have been converted and new housing built. Land reclamation is changing the face of Leith dockland. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/collection/1677873

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