About this website

This website has been produced by David King.

The area that it covers is shown on the index maps on the website and in outline is north of Ferry Road, from Starbank Park in the east to Silverknowes in the west.

A number of other people have kindly contributed to the website and their help is acknowledged on the pages that they contributed.

You are welcome to print out screens or use the Print Page on your browser to get paper printouts for your own use or for educational use. But please don't use them for any commercial purposes, or give them to anyone else without acknowledging the source.

All photographs and images are either originated by me, given to me with permission for use, or out of copyright to the best of my belief. But if you think I have used an image that is your copyright, please let me know right away.

I don’t know everything! I have done my best to make sure that the information we have included is accurate, but I know it isn’t complete. Contributions and corrections are always very welcome.

The website is suitable for use by all and should pass all content checking software.

Some pages contain external links. I cannot give the same promise about the sites that I have linked to, but do not believe that the pages I have linked to have any offensive content.

Some of the external links are to Wikipedia (the free encyclopedia). Although some inaccuracies have been reported on contentious subjects covered by Wikipedia, I believe that the pages I have linked to are accurate and unbiased.

External text links are marked with the symbol external link.

Links without the symbol are internal links, to other pages on this website.

I was previously a member of Granton History Group, an informal local group that researches the history of the area. A number of ‘introductory’ pages written by current and former group members are available on the website, together with reports of the group’s meetings between 2005 and 2010 (when they stopped holding meetings that were open to the public).

Some hints about using the website

The website should display correctly in all popular browsers and at different screen resolutions. It has been extensively checked in current versions of Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Safari and Google Chrome.

A selection of pages has been successfully checked on Internet Explorer 6, 7 and 8 using http://netrenderer.com/. I cannot promise that the site will display correctly in versions of Internet Explorer earlier than 6 and suggest that if you are using these you upgrade to a more modern browser. In view of recent security concerns about IE6 you may wish to consider upgrading to Internet Explorer 9. Link to Microsoft downloadexternal link

Radius corners to page elements and drop shadows will not display in versions of Internet Explorer earlier than 9.

All pages have been successfully checked using validator.w3.orgexternal link

Cascading style sheets will not validate successfully at present because they include unadopted CSS3 and proprietary elements to give radius corner and drop shadow effects.

If you have any problems please let me know!

Most pictures are shown as thumbnails. To see a larger version, click on the thumbnail picture. This will enlarge the image (using Highslide JS, a JavaScript application). You may need to change your browser setting if you have JavaScript disabled and wish to have full functionality of the website, otherwise the pictures will open in a new window instead. See more information about highslide JSexternal linkby following this link.

The drop-down menus and Quiz pages also require JavaScript and will not work if JavaScript is not installed on your computer or is disabled. The drop-down menus should fall back to an alternative.

The interactive maps require JavaScript to display the thumbnail pictures and open the linked pages. The Tooltip script is courtesy of Dynamic Web Codingexternal link and is © Copyright 2002-2007 by Sharon Paine. Visit Dynamic Driveexternal link for full source code.

All text is scaleable. To adjust text sizes use View / Text Sizes in Internet Explorer or alternatively Ctrl + / Ctrl – in Firefox or Navigator.

For further accessibility options use Control Panel/Accessibility Options from your Start menu (Microsoft Windows) or the equivalent in other operating systems.

The print content excludes menus etc and is optimised for printing.

I hope you find the website interesting. I welcome feedback – please contact me .

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