Methil Docks

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No. 3 Dock

The Methil Docks are situated in Methil, Fife, Scotland, on the northern shores of the Firth of Forth. The Port specialises as a wood pulp and timber distribution centre.

History[edit]

No. 1 dock was built by Cunningham, Blythe and Westland and completed May 1887.[1] No.2 dock was completed in January 1900[1] and No. 3 dock was built by Sir Robert McAlpine and completed in 1913.[2] No.3 dock closed in 1977.[1] Plans in the early 2000s to convert the area into a network of restaurants and social space fell through due to a lack of funds. The project, provisionally named Methil Ramblas, would have included al fresco dining, cafes, and open-air fitness sessions.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Methil Docks". Methil Heritage. Retrieved 24 April 2016. 
  2. ^ "A portrait of achievement" (PDF). Sir Robert McAlpine. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 May 2016. Retrieved 24 April 2016. 

Coordinates: 56°11′06″N 3°00′19″W / 56.1849°N 3.0053°W / 56.1849; -3.0053