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Eggs unloaded in Leith Docks
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Eggs unloaded in Leith Docks

This would have been after the steamer was unloaded in Leith. The consignments would have been from the three packing stations namely Orkney Egg Packing Station, Ayre Road, Pomona Egg & Poultry Packing Station, Hatston and Edinburgh City Egg Packers, Stromness. At the peak of egg production in the 60's about 1.7 million eggs were shipped every week mostly to Leith.
Picture added on 26 March 2007
I wonder if the MV Shapinsay olso carried eggs I think she carried them to Glasgow via the Caladonian Canal in the fifties.
Added by Allan Besant on 27 March 2007
i think she did and Tom Budge, ex BT was in the crew.
Added by William Watters on 28 March 2007
Yes the Shapinsay carried eggs as you say via the Caledonian Canal right into Glasgow. This was in the days of wooden boxes.
Added by Edwin Rendall on 28 March 2007
I did trip on Shapinsay early 1950s down West Coast Kirkwall to Glasgow 51 hrs.
Added by Bob Kelday on 15 September 2017
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