Where recorded history has gone astray: Rabbie Burns

Rabbie Burns made two [recorded] visits to Stirlingshire.  Of these visits,  the most definitive account was published in 1899: Betty Black’s Inn. ‘PH’ bottom left, off Brook Street First OS  … Continue reading Where recorded history has gone astray: Rabbie Burns

‘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’

Conjectured: ‘a kidnapper in Drummond Place Gardens”

Some memories of James Buchanan, age 74 years,  as reported in the Scotsman on the 18th of October 1898:

Cleikum Inn

The Cleikum Inn, near Auchentiber, is marked on the 1860 Ordinance Survey map on the right hand side of the road near Bentfauld farm. The 1895 does not name it … Continue reading Cleikum Inn