Basic Site Details

Name: Offices, warehouses, workshops, garages & cold storage rooms for Buttercup Dairy Company
Town, district or village: Leith
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: This was a 2-acre site on which Cairns also built a poultry farm, an office block and two cottages.

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1380-382, Easter Road  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 1After 1908Before 1928  


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 1James Davidson CairnsArchitectAAfter 1915 Site bought in 1915 and built up soon thereafter.


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Buttercup Dairy Company 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Scott, Bill2011The Buttercup: the Remarkable Story of Andrew Ewing and the Buttercup Dairy Company Alnwick: Leghorn Booksp25-26 (perspective by Tom Curr p40)

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers James Davidson Cairns: F no 2680 (box 10)