All comments, corrections and extra information very welcome as this blog is the starting point towards my writing a book about the yaird, the workers and the ships of Robb's.
My personal interest? The Henry Robb who started the firm was my great grandfather.
Henry Robb Shipyard
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The book is developed from recorded interviews by the Scottish Working People’s History Trust with seven veteran Leith dockers in 1996-7. At the time their ages ranged from 58 to 87 years and six of them had worked at Leith docks for 34-40 years, and the seventh for 26 years. Continue reading