Other websites

Here are links to a few other sites that you may find interesting:

Granton Trawlers

A site by an ex-trawlerman, with a lot of information about trawling from Granton including a list of trawlers with their details (

Ordnance Gazetteer for Scotland

The Ordnance Gazetteer for Scotland entry for Granton (author Francis H Groome, published 1882-1885) from the online version by Bruce Gittings of the University of Edinburgh and Dr. David Munro of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society (

Old and New Edinburgh

Old and New Edinburgh by James Grant, published in the 1880s. See Volume VI, Chapter 36 for Wardie,Trinity and Granton (

Wikipedia – Dukes of Buccleuch

Information on Wikipedia ('the free encyclopedia') about the Dukes of Buccleuch, who had a major role in the development of Granton. The 5th Duke financed the building of Granton Harbour (

Granton Community Portal

Granton Community Portal – with many other links about the Granton area (

Granton Parish Church

The website for Granton Parish Church, with useful information about the area generally, and old photographs (

Granton Baptist Church

The website for Granton Baptist Church (

Newhaven on Forth

Just along the coast a bit... A new website about Newhaven (

Lost Edinburgh

Old photographs of Edinburgh on Facebook (


An excellent and frequently updated site with a large number of old photographs from the Edinburgh area, including many of Granton (

Burntisland online

A site about Burntisland, five miles north of Granton across the Firth of Forth – the other end of the ferry trip from Granton Harbour (

And a few books:

Title Author Publisher Date ISBN
Stranger on the Shore James Gracie Argyll Publishing 2003 1902831535
Port of Leith & Granton Graeme Somner Tempus Publishing Ltd 2004 0752432176
Traditions of Trinity and Leith Joyce Wallace John Donald Publishers Ltd 1997 0859764478
Further Traditions of Trinity and Leith Joyce Wallace John Donald Publishers Ltd 1990 0859762823

James Gracie’s book contains one or two errors but is a good introduction to the area although now a little out of date.

Graeme Somner’s book gives extensive information about vessels that operated from Granton Harbour over the years.

Joyce Wallace’s books are wide-ranging but contain a lot of interesting information about large houses in the area, not all still in existence.

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