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Edinburgh City Police Gallery 1

The Post Office Directory Edinburgh and Leith 1911 -1912

Page 1124 PUBLIC DEPARTMENTS

 

 

WATCHING DEPARTMENT

 

Chief Constable’s Office, 1 Parliament Square.

 

 

POLICE STATIONS

 

Lost and Found property Department, 1st floor, 1 Parliament Square.

Criminal Investigation Department, 1a Parliament Square.

 

 

DIVISIONAL STATIONS

 

A or Central – Deputy Chief Constable’s Office, 1 Parliament Square; Charge Offices, 192 High Street, 144 Pleasance and 50 West Port.

 

B or Northern – Gayfield Square; Waverley Market; and 57 Abbeyhill.

 

C or Southern – 90 Causewayside, Canaan Lane, Morningside.

 

D or Western – Torphichen Place; Saunders Street, Stockbridge; Gorgie and Granton.

 

E or Eastern – Portobello and Piershill.

 

 

After the introduction of the Police Box System in 1933, the Divisions were reorganised again.

 

Central and Southern became A Division (The Southside). B Division (Gayfield) took in Granton. D Division became C Division (The West End). Leith, which had been part of Edinburgh since 2 November, 1920 as E Division, became D Division (Leith) including Piershill and Portobello.

 

E Division became the designation of the Traffic Department incorporating the Mounted section.

 

This system lasted up until 1975 when Edinburgh City Police became part of Lothian and Borders Police. Eventually, Edinburgh became one large division under Lothian and Borders Police.

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The Detachment of Edinburgh City Police chosen to represent the Scottish Police at the funeral of His Majesty King Edward VII - 20 May 1910

Edinburgh City Police detachment Funeral of His Majesty King Edward VII 20 May 1910

 

Left to Right:

Back row: P.C’s J Gillespie (545), W Macdonald ((398), R Lyall (383), J Murray (75), W Lockie (574), J McLellan 211), J Harcus (136), J Knipe (222), D Beattie (53).

 

Centre row: P.C’s F Dow (Drill Instructor), D Valentine (284), P McFarlane (204), W. B. Muirhead (508), J Annand (273), D Speed (577), A Henderson (594), W. B. Donaldson (393), J Wilson (401).

 

Front row: Sgts. J Stuart, J Sim, Lieut. W. D. Paterson, Chief Constable Roderick Ross, Insp. J Bell, Sgts. D Laing, A Anderson.

 

(Note the 1903 medals and also Inspector Dow again in 1922 below.)

Edinburgh City Police & St Andrew's Ambulance Corps members at the Scottish International Exhibition, Saughton Park, Edinburgh, May, 1908.

Standing L –R

 

PS 66 ‘B’ John Blair, PC 88 ‘A’ John Mackie, PC 79’A’ Colin Fraser Brown, PC 343 ‘C’ David Forman, PC 574’D’ William Lockie, PC 473 ‘B’ Alexander Henry, PC 504 ‘D’ William Wares, PS 61 ‘D’ William Thomas Uffendell, PC 580 ‘D’ William Gunn, PC 513 ‘D’ Alexander Latto, PC 281 ‘B’ James Gilchrist, Unknown, PC 270 ‘B’ William Stewart, PS 62 ‘D’ John Archibald, Unknown.

 

Sitting L –R

 

Unknown member of St Andrew’s Ambulance Corps, Unknown Superintendent of St Andrew’s Ambulance Corps, Unknown, Superintendent George Macauley, ‘D’ Division, Inspector Thomas Redpath, ‘D’ Division.

 

 

If you can identify any of the unknown men in the above picture, please contact the website.

Edinburgh City Police Superintendent Mackinnon A Division 1922
Edinburgh City Police Inspector Dow A Division 1922
Edinburgh City Police PC 39 A Henry Mitchell in 1922
Detective Sergeant William B. R. Morren B Division 1922 : (Became CC after Roderick Ross)
Edinburgh City Police PC 422 C David Manson Bain in 1922
PC David Manson Bain's Retirement Present from his Colleagues
Inscription on PC 422 C David Manson Bain's Watch 1928
Edinburgh City Police PC 122 A in 1922
Edinburgh City Police PC 122 A in 1974
2nd Course at the Scottish Police College Tulliallan 1975
Edinburgh City Police D Division 1921:Inspector Thomas Redpath on left of Superintendent Whyte
Edinburgh City Police PS 66B John Blair in Ceremonial Uniform. PS Blair retired on 7 July 1926.
Edinburgh City Police PS 66 B John Blair in 1922. He retired on 7 July 1926.
Edinburgh City Police PC 39 A circa 1890? (Note the ECP shoulder titles)
Edinburgh City Police Lieutenant's & Inspector's Ceremonial Helmet Plate in silver worn on a Home Service helmet with chrome nickel silver fittings and a ball top. (See below)
The Staff of the Central Charge Office, Parliament Square, between 1904 and 1911. The Lieutenant is in the middle rear, the Inspector is to his right, the Station House Keeper (Sergeant) is to his left and in front, four Station House PCs. Note the HPs.
A senior officer's ceremonial dress belt clasp which can be seen worn by the Inspector and Lieutenant in the picture immediately above.
According to the late Tom Archibald's "A History of Lothian & Borders Police", Page 79, this was a trial pattern strike helmet plate that was rejected, Circa 1884.
Edinburgh City Mounted Police Belt Clasp
Edinburgh City Police PC/PS Belt Clasp
Edinburgh City Police Merit Constable's arm badge (See picture above)
Edinburgh City Police Ambulance arm badge (Can be seen on PS 66B Blair above)
Edinburgh City Police Day Helmet Plate PC
Edinburgh City Police PS Helmet Plate & Cap Badge
Edinburgh City Police Night Helmet Plate
Edinburgh City Police Superintendent's Ceremonial Helmet Plate
Edinburgh City Police PC & PS Ceremonial Helmet Plate (to around 1932)
Edinburgh City Police Ceremonial Plate with red background used by Pipe Band on Bonnets, Glengarries and Cross-belts.
Edinburgh City Police Pipe Major Norman Graham & Pipe Sergeant Hugh Calder circa 1904 - 1911
Edinburgh City Police Pipe Band - Pipe Major Hugh Calder
Edinburgh City Police Pipe Band - Medal awarded to Insp. Hugh Calder in 1912 for winning the Harry Lauder Shield at the Cowal Highland Gathering in Dunoon, Argyllshire
Edinburgh City Police Pipe Major (Superintendent) Hugh Calder (See below for Pipe-Banner)
Edinburgh City Police World's Champion Pipe Band Pipe Banner from Cowal 1919 (Picture courtesy of Stewart Gardiner)
Edinburgh City Police Superintendent Hugh Calder C Division 1922 Three years before he was awarded the King's Police Medal
Edinburgh City Police Superintendent Hugh Calder's King's Police Medal awarded in 1925
Edinburgh City Police Superintendent Hugh Calder's KPM engraving
Edinburgh City Police Pipe Band circa 1928
Edinburgh City Police Pipe Band badge (From circa 1895)
Edinburgh City Police Pipe Band Piper circa 1928 - Note the glengarry badge and cross belt Ceremonial Helmet Plate
Edinburgh City Police Pipe Band Plaid Brooch

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