Jawbone Walk

This dramatic picture of the Jawbone Walk featured in the Scotsman, 16 February 2021.

The whale jawbone arch however is not there as it has been removed for necessary conservation.

Four whale jawbones placed vertically on a rough square and meeting at the top (held with metal strut), to form arch at start of pathway across the Meadows.

Exhibited at the ‘International Exhibition of Industry, Science and Art’ Edinburgh 1886 where the Shetland and Fair Isles Knitters’ Stall was constructed of the jaw bones. Erected at the entrance to the east and west Meadows from the Middle Walk in 1887, after the Town Council of Edinburgh received a letter from Sheriff Thoms recommending the acceptance of the jawbones.

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