"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.
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
Colin Lourie, Stockbridge, Edinburgh: November 23, 2011