"I would guess date
at 1880/1890 at which time a spate of passenger ships and trawlers
were built at Hawthorns shipyard, now where the State Cinema stands.
The overall view
is looking north-east, down river, Mill Lane and Sheriff Brae, towards
the church at top of Coal Hill.
The horse bus is
travelling towards the foot of Leith Walk.
I understand that
the present bridge was built on top of the old one.
Some of your
transport buffs may be able to whittle the date from bus and tram
Walter Lyle Hume