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

Linnaeo Posuit

I would very much have liked to have met Frances Jane Hope and for her to show me her garden at Wardie Lodge, Granton, Edinburgh.In the mid-19th century, Frances Jane … Continue reading Linnaeo Posuit

Wings ower Outerston

This gravestone in Temple churchyard commemorates John Craig, a local tenant farmer at ‘Outorstoun’ and two of his children. It is recorded on the stone that John Craig died in … Continue reading Wings ower Outerston

House of Biscuits

Aberlour House in Moray was built in 1838 by William Robertson for Alexander Grant, a slave-owner, planter and merchant from Aberlour, after his return to Britain. His niece, Margaret Macpherson … Continue reading House of Biscuits