Rosebank Cemetery (1846-)
This cemetery was opened by the Edinburgh and Leith Cemetery Company.
Within the cemetery is the grave of the men of the Royal Scots who died in the Quintinshill Disaster of 1915. It is marked with a memorial to the 215 soldiers. The accident occurred at the Quintinshill Loops, just north of Gretna Junction. The men, many of whom were from Leith, were on board a special troop train from Larbert to Liverpool and were intended to join the Gallipoli campaign.
The plaque reads
In memory of officers, non commissioned officers and men 1:7th Battalion, the Royal Scots, Leith Territorial Battalion, who met their death at Gretna on 22nd May 1915, in a terrible railway disaster on their way to fight for their country.
This memorial and a bed in Leith Hospital are dedicated by mourning comrades and friends.
'Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for Thou art with me.'
Leith Walk [CR]
Newhaven [Leith New Lines]
York Place [Tram]
Other railway and industry locations
Rosebank Iron Works
Victoria Brass Foundry
Bonnington South Junction
Midlothian Oatmeal Works
Weldun Boiler Works
Bonnington (Rosebank) Goods
Shrubhill Tram Depot
Bonnington Bridge Paper Works
Bonnington South Viaduct
|Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.|