"This view looks to the NE along the
Union Canal towards the city centre.
In the distance, is the Viewforth
Bridge, with the North British rubber company and Fountainbridge
breweries on the left!.
To the near left is the rear of the
public washhouse ('The Steamie') at the top of Murdoch Terrace,
and on the right was the scrap-yard of Daltons - and only a mile
from the city centre! All gone now!
This area was known to Sean Connery
who played here as a child.
The Union Canal was built between
1818-1822. It has connections with Burke and Hare, the two Irish
navvies who worked on its construction and who latterly turned to
body-snatching as a means of making money!"
David Taylor, Polwarth, Edinburgh: November