Scrap metal and former rag-and-bone site at 159 Commonside East, on the corner with Hallowwell Close.
In 1979 the childrens’ television programme Magpie did a piece on a rag-n-bone man who stabled his horse and cart at the Sparrowhawk yard:
Google Street View history has a view of the site in July 2009:
These photos were taken in December 2007, when the building of the adjacent former Beehive pub was being redeveloped.
Planning application 20/P1060 says that the plan is to build 25 flats on the site. The site history in the Design & access Statement said that the site had been in the same ownership since 1926 as a scrap metal facility by Jack Sparrowhawk & Sons, which had ceased trading.
Maps are reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.