Patrick’s garden

Patrick Neill, [1776-1851],  was one of Edinburgh’s ‘Modern Athenians’. Today his name is hardly known. His tombstone in Warriston records that he was ‘distinguished for Literature, Science, Patriotism, Benevolence, and … Continue reading Patrick’s garden

Ross Fountain

Daniel Ross , ‘Old Daniel’, was a successful gunmaker in Edinburgh: He also had a shop on St Andrew Street where the doorway stone flourishings, with his monogram, survive to … Continue reading Ross Fountain

East Princes Street Gardens

This post shares a little of the history of East Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh. I am indebted to the work of Connie Byrom as published in this book: Connie dedicated … Continue reading East Princes Street Gardens

West Princes Street Gardens

This post shares a little of the history of West Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh. I am indebted to the work of Connie Byrom as published in this book: Connie dedicated … Continue reading West Princes Street Gardens