Scotland Street

The earliest newspaper report that I have been able to find for Scotland Street, Edinburgh, is dated – in it’s footnote – as 20th June 1813. Given that this was printed in the Scotsman in late June 1823 we can safely assume the footnote date to be an error:

In October of 1823 the following birth was announced in the Scotsman:

This is the first birth in Scotland Street published in a newspaper. Of course not all births would be reported in the paper.

1804: John Ainslie’s vision for a ‘New Town’:

1821: By the time of Robert Kirkwood’s plan ‘Caledonia Street’ had become  ‘Scotland Street’:

1837: Alexander Johnston:

1851 ordinance survey:

All this history: like Bertie, it is important for us all to have the opportunity to rebel!

The Police Box that features in this film nestles beside the gateway to Drummond Gardens.

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