For my mum and dad

These films about Edinburgh are for my mum and dad. Mrs Picken, an elderly widow, who day after day, year after year, left an apple on her window-sill for me … Continue reading For my mum and dad

‘a useless and unhealthy puddle’

Earlier this year I put together an account of the history of East Princes Street Gardens which was primarily based upon the research of Connie Byrom: Recently, John Adam, a … Continue reading ‘a useless and unhealthy puddle’

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