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Madelvic Car / United Wire Factory

Granton Shore and Beyond, North West Edinburgh.

Once an industrial hub, Granton is now part of one of the largest European waterfront regeneration programmes, incorporating Edinburgh College, new storage facilities for National Galleries of Scotland, imaginative housing and retail developments.

Founded in 1898 by William Peck (City Astronomer), the first purpose built British car factory inhabited Madelvic’s now derelict but listed buildings. Its offices, Madelvic House, are currently occupied by granton:hub, a creative hub with garden, where people can meet, learn and enjoy a range of activities.

Down West Granton Road, by 1909 the tram terminus at Granton Square was a busy hub. Just beyond, Wardie Bay’s ‘Granton shrimp-bed’ is now a Site of Special Scientific Interest due to fossils discovered in 1923.

Gina Fierlafijn Reddie

Madelvic Car / United Wire Factory

This page is part of Coastal Knowledge, an online exhibition mapping some of the amazing places on the coast of Scotland.  It includes pictures, memories, artworks, stories and videos submitted by a variety of people including scientists, artists, coastal dwellers, tourists, and community organisations.  We want to share the beauty of the Scottish coast, but also its vital role in the day-to-day lives of people in Scotland- for example, its many industrial roles.

This exhibition is dynamic and ongoing- and we’d love for you to share contributions for it too!  To learn more and submit your own coastal knowledge, visit the main page of the exhibition.

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