SPW027377 SCOTLAND (1929). Portobello, general view, showing Portobello Power Station, Portobello High Street, under construction. An oblique aerial photograph taken facing south-west. This image has been produced from a marked print.

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Title [SPW027377] Portobello, general view, showing Portobello Power Station, Portobello High Street, under construction. An oblique aerial photograph taken facing south-west. This image has been produced from a marked print.
Reference SPW027377
Date 1929
Link Canmore Collection item 1315463
Place name
Parish EDINBURGH (EDINBURGH, CITY OF)
District CITY OF EDINBURGH
Country SCOTLAND
Easting / Northing 330150, 674350
Longitude / Latitude -3.1188654873676, 55.957128613763
National Grid Reference NT302744

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Is this a football ground ?

gBr
Sunday 31st of January 2016 11:39:06 PM
It is marked as such on an OS town plan

Andy A
Thursday 19th of October 2017 12:55:12 AM
Craigentinny Sidings

Andy A
Thursday 2nd of January 2014 12:12:59 PM
Brick & Tile works clay pits

Andy A
Thursday 2nd of January 2014 12:12:10 PM
Abercorn Brick & Tile Works

Andy A
Thursday 2nd of January 2014 12:11:44 PM
Woods Bottle Works

Andy A
Thursday 2nd of January 2014 12:10:47 PM
Tramway depot and power station

Andy A
Thursday 2nd of January 2014 12:10:23 PM
Rosebank Pottery

Andy A
Thursday 2nd of January 2014 12:09:48 PM
Marine Gardens greyhound track and football pitch

Andy A
Thursday 2nd of January 2014 12:07:48 PM
Opened 1911 with running track around a football pitch. Motorcycle Speedway 1928-1931 & 1938-1939.

Used as home venue by Leith Athletic 1928-36 & Edinburgh City 1928-31 & 1934-5.

Requisitioned by military 1939.

gerry-r
Monday 2nd of June 2014 09:51:41 PM
Portobello Power Station, before extension and the large chimney was built

Andy A
Thursday 2nd of January 2014 12:06:01 PM

User Comment Contributions

Built by the Edinburgh Corporation Electricity Department, opened in 1923 and became part of 132KV Central Scotland Grid, the station was latterly operated by SSEB and was closed in 1975 with demolition following in 1981, at its largest size, the station could generate 146MW.

cell
Monday 6th of May 2013 12:36:57 PM