Platform 11

There was once a very special garden located where today folk arrive to, and leave from, Waverley Station, Edinburgh. This Physic garden sat at the east end of the Nor … Continue reading Platform 11

Edinburgh’s Orphan Hospital

In 1727 Edinburgh merchant Andrew Gairdner, set up a charitable subscription to raise funds to build an orphan institution. The resulting Orphan Hospital, built between 1734 and 1781, below the … Continue reading Edinburgh’s Orphan Hospital

Psychiatry: the ‘subjective-objective divide’

In my subjective opinion, one of the most important articles written in the Journal of my College, the Royal College of Psychiatrists, was written by a colleague of mine who … Continue reading Psychiatry: the ‘subjective-objective divide’

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 … Continue reading Scotland Street