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Telecom House Edinburgh
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post updated 29 October 2023
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Fountainbridge (Scottish Gaelic: Drochaid an Fhuarain) is an area of Edinburgh, Scotland, a short distance west of the city centre.
The area adjoins Tollcross with East Fountainbridge and West Port to the east, Polwarth to the west and south, Dalry and Haymarket to the north and Gorgie and North Merchiston to the west. The main streets through the area are Fountainbridge and Dundee Street.
The Union Canal which originally continued a short distance north-eastwards to Port Hopetoun at Lothian Road now terminates at the Lochrin Basin. The canal to the south and the route of the former Caledonian Railway (now converted to the West Approach Road) to the north continue to define the area.
From the early 19th century until the late 20th century Fountainbridge was home to two of the city’s major industries and a mixture of working-class tenement housing. Some of these homes degenerated into some of the worst of the city’s slums between the 1930s and the 1960s.
Before being elected Prime Minister in 1964 the then Labour Party leader Harold Wilson toured the area with Pat Rogan and promised major redevelopment under a Labour government. Sadly this did not take place for another generation.
Slum clearances in Fountainbridge were underway in 1966 as part of city-wide actions by Edinburgh Corporation between 1950 and 1973. In this time 35,237 individuals left their homes and 16,556 houses were closed or demolished erasing for ever streets and neighbourhoods housing vibrant communities.
British Telecom Building – BT Tower, London
British Telecom Edinburgh – Alexander Graham Bell House
Lothian Road Edinburgh
aerial photo © Sean Gallagher
building picture © Adrian Welch
EICC The Exchange
building photo © Adrian Welch
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