Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Tour Scotland Video Old Photographs Cockenzie



Tour Scotland video of old photographs of Cockenzie, East Lothian, Scotland. The burgh of Cockenzie was created in 1591 by King James VI of Scotland. It was originally a small fishing village. Cockenzie power station, a large coal fired power station was a major employer from the 1960s until it closed in 2013. Robert Cadell was born on 16 December 1788 in Cockenzie, he was a bookseller and publisher closely associated with the author Sir Walter Scott. He died at the family home in Cockenzie on 20 January 1860 and is buried in Greyfriars Kirkyard in central Edinburgh. Of interest to folks with ancestry, genealogy or Scottish Family Roots in Scotland who may wish to visit one day.



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