Leith Gazetteer July 2011

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Leith Gazetteer July 2011

71 The PlanThe timber boarding remains over the bulk of theplatform although it is much decayed and grass isgrowing through it over most of the area. The steelwhale slip is still in place, as is the raised section of theplatform by the Bone Cookery and Rose Down Plant,and the corrugated iron and timber winch house on thewest side of the platform with steam driven winchesstill in place.There is a drainage channel down the centre of the plan,bridged over by timber, and a rather more substantialdrainage channel behind the winch house and down thesouth side of the platform from the upper area of theFlensing Platform.There are two floating pontoon sections in the middleof the platform and two tugs adjacent to the blubbercookery. These boats have been in cradles but havenow tipped over.1.1 Looking southwest with the ramp to the bone loft on the right and the RoseDown Plant centre1.2 Looking west towards the Bone Cookery and Rose Down Plant1.3 General view looking south towards the Blubber Cookery

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