Remembering Sighthill’s industrial past

Food and Drink is the theme for this year’s Local History Week, which takes place from 7th to 14th March.

At Sighthill Library we’re asking people to share their memories of the three big food manufacturers who were based in the area.

These were Milanda the bakers, Golden Wonder Crisps and of course Burton’s Biscuits.  We have some photographs of each of these businesses, but we are aware that many local people worked there and perhaps there are other photographs yet to be discovered.

Do you have any you would like to share with us?

We are planning a photo display on the week but more importantly we wish to invite you to our reminiscence day on Tuesday the 10th of March. Come along and have a cup of tea or coffee and a munch on some biscuits whilst sharing your tales of the factories.

If you have any memories or photographs of working on the Sighthill Industrial Estate that you would like to share with us, please phone on 0131 529 5566 or email

Keep an eye on our Facebook page as we will be posting snippets of memories in the run up to the big day.


3 thoughts on “Remembering Sighthill’s industrial past

  1. Must look out my old photos of the Burton Biscuits factory in Sighthill! Always thought it would be nice to have more biscuit factories so the city smelt more like Jammie Dodgers than hops when the breeze comes east 🙂


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