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The Moat bar. I've been in there a couple of times back in the 80s. My mate Brian Redpath aka Gypo used to live in Moat st or terr. Can't even tell you what it was like inside as we used to go on the lash straight after work in Leith and by the time we got to his place via the Go Go dancers in the West Port we were absolutely trolled!
I do remember it was on the right heading towards Slateford but that's about it.
Meant to say trollied, nobody had heard of being trolled in those days.
 

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The Portland bar Leith. This pub wasn't actually my local as I lived in Haymarket at the time but I have fond memories of it.
I believe it's still there although I've never been in in years.
Used to work in Henry Robb shipyard (fuckin brilliant place)till Maggie shut it down in 83.
We used to work night shift and when we'd finish in the morning we used to head straight in for a few a few of the pubs down the docks used to open at 8 a.m The Vine was another one.
As you can imagine it was all guys. It seems a bit surreal now but the place was buzzing. They used to show bootleg videos on the wee telly, I saw Rambo and the odd blue movie. Mental some folk weren't even out their scratcher and we were half cut watching porn.
If you lasted long enough a guy used to come in with carrier bags selling butcher meat!
There used to be a chippy in Salamander St into it think it was called Salvona's and on the other side was a sweetie shop .Portland street was a hive of activity then ,there was always some foreigners coming into the pub selling all sorts. Happy days, pure trainspottin stuff.
Now what have we got Ocean fucking terminal on the site were over 600 men built fuckin good ships.
I worked at SAI in Leith Docks for 20 years from 1970-1990. Always after 2-10 shift intae the Corn Exchange in Salamander Street, great wee pub, no longer there. Always after 10-6 nightshift the Golden Hind in Bernard Street which opened at 6. My wife on getting home would say, how can you possibly drink at that time and I would say, because I had my packed dinner you made for me, eaten as usual at dinner time, 3 am.

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I worked at SAI in Leith Docks for 20 years from 1970-1990. Always after 2-10 shift intae the Corn Exchange in Salamander Street, great wee pub, no longer there. Always after 10-6 nightshift the Golden Hind in Bernard Street which opened at 6. My wife on getting home would say, how can you possibly drink at that time and I would say, because I had my packed dinner you made for me, eaten as usual at dinner time, 3 am.

S.A.I. that backed on to the launching and fitting out berth.
There were some great characters around then. The docks was like a community inside Leith. Happy days but freezing cold winters.
 

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Dont have a local in Whitburn as its hun city
grew up in Pumpherston my local was the seven oaks no longer there closed and demolished for houses
Cawburn on the main street still open but been a long time since i was in
Took great joy in putting Sunshine on Leith on the jukebox in the cross tavern august 2016. No many of the locals shared my enthusiasm.
 

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Knew of a pub in Madiston, Fakirk where the bar staff took bets to the nearest bookies for punters as there was none close enough.
 

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