‘Natural succession’

An anecdote about one of the Edinburgh properties of Robert Dundas (1713 –1787). He served as Solicitor General for Scotland and Lord President of the Court of Session. [Source: The Book … Continue reading ‘Natural succession’

‘The Patient Art of Fieldwalking’

You might be wondering why the title of this post does not obviously relate to the urban map it superimposes? In what follows I will do my best to bridge … Continue reading ‘The Patient Art of Fieldwalking’

Spout of Buchanty

On the 20th September 1869, George Patton, Lord Advocate and Solicitor-General for Scotland [who a few weeks before had appointed himself as Lord Justice Clerk], took his life. He did … Continue reading Spout of Buchanty