Chancelot Mill was once a prominent
landmark at Bonnington with a tower and large clock faces.
Around 1970, the mill moved to Western
Harbour, Leith, now part of the Edinburgh Waterfront development
On my visit to the mill, in 1993, I walked
through several floors of the mill without seeing any workers. I
believe that the whole operation was controlled by computer - and on
some occasions it was controlled remotely by computer from the workers'
On this floor, flour, at various stages of
being sifted, was passing up the white pipes and down the yellow pipes.
There were small inspection hatches in the pipes to allow samples to be
taken without interrupting the process.