As part of my participation in the 100 Days of Leith project I was asked to try and compress 660 years of Shipbuilding into 2 pages, so I gave it a go. The following link will take you right there.
Many from outside of Edinburgh/Leith areas are sometimes surprised to learn that shipbuilding had been a mainstay of industry and employment in the Port of Leith from the 14th century. This was some 400 years before they even thought about building ships on the Clyde, a pedigree of shipbuilding second to none in Scotland.
Female staff of Menzies doing vital ship repair work during World War II taken in 1942
Workers from the Cran & Somerville Shipyard
Ramage & Ferguson Shipwrights from circa 1895