Photo © University of Aberdeen / Special Collections Centre
This particular photograph, although showing some signs of its age with a few spots and scrapes, gives a great insight into Lundin Links at a time of significant building work and expansion. If we zoom into the detail of the buildings, we see the Lundin Links Hotel is partially built. The two pictures below show a comparison between the completed hotel on the left and the unfinished version on the right. The latter is missing the whole of the left-side of the building, has only one chimney stack and no roof, only exposed timber. The date given for the registration of this particular image is 11 August 1899 which ties in with the hotel's known year of completion - 1900. The photograph is entitled 'Lundin Links from South: View Over Beach Links and Houses' (ref: GB 0231 MS 3792/C6966) and is recorded as having been taken by a James Ewing.