Photographs and drawings of churches, businesses, transport, schools, local societies, general views of Currie, Balerno, Juniper Green, Colinton and the Pentland Hills and people from those communities.
Tweedie Photograph Collection
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
John Tweedie was born and brought up in Currie, a Midlothian village on the Water of Leith which is now part of Edinburgh. He worked in Kinleith Paper Mill, run by Henry Bruce and Sons. He was particularly interested in researching the history of the paper making industry in Edinburgh as well as the history of Currie and the surrounding communities of Balerno, Juniper Green and Colinton. He contributed to several local history publications and was a founder member of Currie District Local History Society. In addition to creating a large archive of research material he collected a considerable number of photographs.
Access by appointment at Heriot-Watt University Archive, Records Management and Museum Service, Riccarton Campus, Edinburgh.
Deposited in 1988.
Other Finding Aids
Computerised database is available in the search room.
Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements
Description compiled by Helen Taylor, Archivist, Heriot-Watt University Archive, Records Management and Museum Service
Conditions Governing Use
Copies can be provided by request subject to permission of copyright holder.
Location of Originals
Many photographs are copies.
- Our District: The Historical Background of Currie and Ratho Parishes. John Tweedie and Cyril Jones. Currie District Council, 1975.
- Old Currie, Balerno and Juniper Green. George Monies. Stenlake Publishing, 2001.
- Currie in Old Picture Postcards. John Tweedie, 1983