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

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