Theatrical Excitement in Edinburgh

The above is from the Book of Scottish Anecdote. I made this film about Scotland’s first theatre: The Book of Scottish Anecdote gives this account of the Theatre in Shakespeare … Continue reading Theatrical Excitement in Edinburgh

Shakespeare Square

Between 1769 and 1860 Edinburgh’s Theatre Royal was the focus of Shakespeare Square [a Square that was removed long ago to make way for the North Bridge and the Victorian … Continue reading Shakespeare Square

Scottish vocalist

John Wilson (1800–1849) was a Scottish singer born in Edinburgh’s Canongate. His family did well enough to move to the new town. His family moved to 4 South Princes Street, … Continue reading Scottish vocalist

The first architecture on the grand scale to appear in the New Town

35 St Andrew Square was built for Andrew Crosbie of Holm [1736-1785]. This house was the first architecture on the grand cale to appear in Edinburgh’s New Town. No 35 … Continue reading The first architecture on the grand scale to appear in the New Town