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P number: P001263
Old photograph number: D05468
Caption: Oblique aerial view of Granton Gasworks, Edinburgh, aerial view from north-north-west.
Description: The gasholders are now used to store natural gas pumped in from the North Sea. Originally they stored town gas produced from coal on the extensive site. Most of the installations have been cleared from the site, but a few of the brick-built buildings remain, as do traces of the railway sidings used for bringing in the coal. The three gasholders form a prominent feature of the north Edinburgh skyline. The site lies on the flattish feature of the late-glacial raised beach. Granton Harbour is on the left and in the distance the Western Harbour, Leith Docks.
Date taken: 01/05/1996
Photographer: Bain, T.S.
Copyright statement: NERC
Acknowledgment: This image was digitized with grant-in-aid from SCRAN the Scottish Cultural Resources Access Network
X longitude/easting: 322200
Y latitude/northing: 676700
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Portrait
Size: 456.93 KB; 988 x 1000 pixels; 84 x 85 mm (print at 300 DPI); 261 x 265 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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