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The burgh of Cockenzie and Port Seton was created in 1591 by King James VI. Between 1655-65 George Seton, the eleventh Lord Seton, built the first harbour at Port Seton, using this name to distinguish it from the harbour at Cockenzie. There is little doubt that the earliest haven to be used at Cockenzie was the tiny but perfect natural harbour, between the two present harbours, known as the Boat Shore. It has been said that the village took it name from this inlet that the original name for the Boat Shore was the Celtic, Cul Cionnich, ‘the Cove of Kenneth’. The earliest written record giving the name of the village spells it Cowkany this is in the Charter of 1591 in which James VI created the village a free Burgh of Barony, in recognition of the work of Robert, Lord Seton in constructing a harbour. It is commonly assumed that the harbour he built by the sea shore at his town and lands of Cowkany was on the present site of Cockenzie Harbour but evidence recently discovered shows that it was in fact at the Boat Shore itself.
This is apparent from an old map, drawn in 1710 by the great navigator and cartographer John Adair of Tranent, and also from a guide to the coasts of Britain by the same man. On the map, (Figure 11) which is very carefully drawn, the position of what Adair called Cokeny Old Harbour coincides unmistakeably with the present Boat Shore. And in the book, A Description of the Sea Coast and Islands of Scotland, published in 1703, Adair mentions a harbour at Cockenzie with a stone pier, the entrance being very narrow, with a rock off shore which appears only at low water. Without any doubt he means the ‘Corsik’ rock, ruling out any possibility that he was referring to the West Harbour site. The Boat Shore is still used as a harbour, by one or two small boats which are dragged up on a shingle. There was a furious row about it in 1904, when a local developer attempted to close off the right of way from the High Street down on to the beach.
The modern town of Cockenzie grew out of a small fishing village surrounded by an area of much historic interest; Seton Palace, replaced in the 18th century by Seton Castle, was frequently visited by Mary, Queen of Scots, while Seton Collegiate Church is an important 15th century building containing a fine vaulted apse. Cockenzie Power Station, impressive for its sheer size, was opened in 1968; the site was chosen for its nearby supply of coal and seawater (for cooling purposes). Cockenzie and Port Seton still has a fishing industry today, but on a much smaller scale than in the past. Day trippers and holiday makers enjoy the town’s coastal walkway and harbours. There is also a popular holiday caravan park at Seton Sands.
We will collect the scrap car from Cockenzie and Port Seton or the surrounding area and dispose of it through our nationwide network of 23 fully licensed Authorised Treatment Facility (ATF) Sites who will scrap your car in line with End of Life (ELV) Legislation, and provide you with a Certificate of Destruction which we file online with the DVLA. So you can rest assured your car has been scrapped legally.
For a hassle free fast way to scrap your car in Cockenzie and Port Seton please complete the fields in the form to the right and we will provide an instant online scrap car price with the choice to accept and arrange scrapping or decline our scrap car offer.
Should you have any queries, then please contact a member of our team on Freephone: 0800 111 4995 or 01226 770306 to discuss your scrap car collection and what cash payment you will receive, or alternatively contact us and let us know your scrap a car for cash query.
Raw2K ATF sites utilise the advised environmental disposal methods/process as per ELV/ATF Guidelines and legislation.
Raw2Ks operations are focused upon lowering our waste and increasing recycling, therefore providing us with a controlled and reduced sustainability impact wherever possible. A scrap car is much greener than an abandoned car and the owner is paid cash for scrapping their car.
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