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Turnhouse Aerodrome

Now

Edinburgh Airport

Picture

1.

1923 OS Map

The A9 Edinburgh-Kirkliston Road passing Edinburgh Airport

Reproduced with acknowledgement to Colin Lourie, Stockbridge, Edinburgh

Picture

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1966 Aerial View

Aerial View of Edinburgh Airport and the A9, taken in 1966

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to the Royal Commission on Ancient & Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS)

 

Turnhouse Aerodrome

Thank you to Colin Lourie for sending me this Ordnance Survey map, published in 1923.

Colin sent this map following discussion on the Edinburgh Airport recollections page about whether or not the A9 Edinburgh-Kirkliston road actually crossed the runway at Edinburgh Airport.

Colin wrote:

Picture

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1923 OS Map

"The road coloured red in the top half of this map is the A9 Edinburgh-Kirkliston road.

I've also annotated this map to also show:

-  BLUE LINES:  The positions of the old runways in the 1960s.

-  BROWN DOTTED LINE:  The full airfield boundary.

-  GREEN BARS:  Location of the barriers used to stop traffic when aircraft were landing (or taking off, depending on the wind direction)." 

Colin added:

Picture

2.

1966 Aerial View

"There is no doubt in my mind that the line of road in the 1960s was the pre-existing line, ie the route of the road was never changed to accommodate the runway (and the road never crossed the runway).  This is borne out by Photo 2 above, taken in 1966.

Aerial View of Edinburgh Airport and the A9, taken in 1966

As the A9 from Kirkliston passes through the centre of this photo, heading towards the lower-right corner, it makes a turn towards, not away from, the runway.

The dark line running almost horizontally across that photo is the (realigned) Gogar Burn. There was a bridge where the A9 crossed it on the S-bend in the middle of the photo.

It was from there that I took the photos of the  Viscount and the Canberra landing at the airport."

Colin Lourie, Stockbridge, Edinburgh:  November 23, 2011

Edinburgh from the Air

This aerial photo, but extending a little further at the bottom to include more of the airport, also appears on in Malcolm Cant's book, Edinburgh from the Air. 

Aerial View of Edinburgh Airport and the A9, taken in 1966

The photo, together with a key to some of the airport landmarks is on page 164 of the book, followed by comments about the photo and the airport from Malcolm Cant.

More Photos

Thank you to Colin for also for allowing me to reproduce these photos that he took at Edinburgh Airport in the 1960s.

Traffic Queue on M9 at the
Flight Path Control

 The A9 Edinburgh-Kirkliston Road passing Edinburgh Airport

Viscount approaching
Edinburgh Airport

 Viscount approaching Edinburgh Airport - 1960s

Canberra approaching
Edinburgh Airport

 Viscount approaching Edinburgh Airport - 1960s

Note: Colin Lourie has taken many photos of planes at Edinburgh Airport in the 1960s.  Some of his photos have now been included in Keith McCloskey's book 'Edinburgh Airport: A History'.

 

Edinburgh Airport Recollections

Edinburgh Airport Photos

 

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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