Supported by NEWHAVEN HERITAGE CENTRE which is recognised as a Scottish registered charity No. SC044837

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We are grateful to all our contributors, past and future, for their submissions of memories and photographs.  A special mention must be made for the help and assistance we have received from the staff of Edinburgh City’s Museums and Libraries and Galleries, and John Lyle who previously owned the now-lapsed website, Old Newhaven.  Without their co-operation, our task would have been made so much harder.  The links below will open up a new window.

An image library of material from the  of Edinburgh's City Libraries and Museums and Galleries with many items relating to Newhaven.

Peter Stubbs’ excellent non-commercial website.  The EdinPhoto web site includes: History of Photography in Edinburgh, the History of Edinburgh, Maps and Photos, Edinburgh Recollections, and Edinburgh Today.

A chatty and interesting website devoted not only to life in Old Leith but also to their “Bow-Tow cousins down by the harbour” unlike ours which concentrates on the village located between the two bridges, Annfield and Trinity.

If you want to experience a real slice of Edinburgh life in the past, from workdays to washdays, high days to holidays, The People’s Story is the museum to visit.

The Scottish Fisheries Museum in Anstruther houses a Recognised Collection of National Significance much of which reflects the life of the Newhaven fishermen.

Two sites, the Denny Ship Model Experiment Tank in Dumbarton and the main location at Irvine, showcase the history of Scotland’s relationship with the sea.  A flavour of the diverse collections are revealed in this website.

Donations to the Newhaven Action Group, a Scottish registered charity, contribute to the fund to create a Heritage Centre and the protection and preservation of the village’s unique history.

Thank you for your support and generosity.

Newhaven on Forth Parish Church is more than just a place of worship.  It serves as a hub for the community, a hive of activity for various groups in as “The Haven” and a great place to meet and greet in Newhaven Connections cafe.

Dave King’s excellent website, well researched and thorough, on the history of the Granton
and Trinity areas with additional contributions by its residents and many old photographs of Granton’s glory days as a busy commercial, fishing and ferry port.  In many ways, a parallel site to this one - and then some!

Jack Gillon’s excellent photo album on Flickr portraying Edinburgh, Leith and, importantly for this website, Newhaven as it was just before and during the period of “improvement” in the late 60’s.

Supported by Newhaven Action Group which is recognised as a Scottish registered charity: OSCR Number: SC042050