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Leith Nautical College

Commercial Street, Leith

September 2007

Looking to the north across Commercial Street to Leith Nautical College

At the extreme right is the tower of The Scottish Government Offices at Victoria Quay, Leith Docks

Leith Nautical College, Commercial Street, Leith

  Copyright: For permission to reproduce, please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk          Photograph taken September 14, 2007

 

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   Leith Nautical College, Commercial Street, Leith

Another view of the building

Commercial Street, Leith  -  View to the east towards Berard Street.  Leith Nautical College is in the foreground

  

Leith Nautical College

Commercial Street, Leith

This view looks to the east towards old bonded warehouses, now apartments, and on to Bernard Street, Leith

The  large building in the foreground, opened 1903, was Leith Nautical College Engineering Dept.

 

Recollections

Thank you to Bob Henderson, Burdiehouse, Edinburgh who wrote:

"It's good to see the shore side of Commercial Street, looking not to different from my memories of it.

I studied at the old Nautical College for a year of night classes to get my Amateur Radio Licence 36 years ago, and worked in the Leith area for about 17 years with NT Aitken, builders."

Bob Henderson, Burdiehouse, Edinburgh:  December 21, 2007

Thank you to David Malcolm, New Zealand, for sending me these photographs of Leith Nautical College students, taken in 1951.

Students - 1951

    Students at Leith Nautical Collect in 1951     Students at Leith Nautical Collect in 1951

 

 

A brief History of

Leith Nautical College

Founded 1855

Leith Nautical College was originally founded as Leith Navigation School in 1855.  It was based in several buildings in Leith in the 19th century.

In 1903, it changed its name to Leith Nautical College and moved to new premises in Commercial Street Leith in 1903.

Leith Nautical College, Commercial Street, Leith

By 1974, the college had over 2000 students, but it came under threat as Britain's merchant fleet reduced in the 1980s.  It eventually closed in 1987.

Acknowledgement

The historical details above are taken from a fuller history of the college that can be found on the Archives Hub web site.

 

 

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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.

 

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