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:
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.