April 1865: The opening of the Royal Patent Gymnasium was reported in the papers as “The New Wonder of Edinburgh”. This ‘New Wonder’ was the grand design of John Cox … Continue reading ‘The New Wonder of Edinburgh’
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
This elegant angel stands in Warriston cemetry, Edinburgh. It was raised to remember two sisters: Elizabeth Charlotte Turnbull who died aged 15 months of Typoid Fever: Ada Isabella Turnbull who … Continue reading Elizabeth and Ada [two girls singing]
A collective recollection, as recorded in the Book of Scottish Anecdote.