‘The New Wonder of Edinburgh’

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’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

Elizabeth and Ada [two girls singing]

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]