Edinburgh Airport

Six miles to the west of the centre of Edinburgh

1960s

Google Earth View showing the approximate line of the old  A9 Road

The A9 Edinburgh-Kirkliston Road passing Edinburgh Airport

   Google,  This page has been taken from the Google Earth web site

 

Edinburgh Airport

Aerial View

Thank you to Colin Lourie for sending me this Google earth view looking down on Edinburgh Airport.  The horizontal black line that Colin has added to this image shows roughly the line of the old A9 road. The airport boundary fence ran immediately to the south of the road.

Edinburgh Airport  -  Map showing A9 Road and Old Runway

  Colin added:

"There were a few cottages to the south of the Almond beside Boathouse Bridge. These are shown by the black arrow in this picture.  Presumably the cottages were demolished when the new runway was built."

Photos

Thank you to Colin for allowing me to reproduce the photograph above and three photos, all taken at Edinburgh Airport in the 1960s.

Here are all three photos:

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

 

1960s

There has been discussion of the road passing Edinburgh Airport on this Recollections page.

 

Edinburgh Airport Recollections

Edinburgh Airport Photos

 

 

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