For my mum and dad

These films about Edinburgh are for my mum and dad. Mrs Picken, an elderly widow, who day after day, year after year, left an apple on her window-sill for me … Continue reading For my mum and dad

Graffiti

This is an account of the grafitti of John Gordon, the last of the ‘Third Family’ of Cluny and  the “richest commoner in Scotland”. Through John Gordon’s graffiti it is … Continue reading Graffiti

The first architecture on the grand scale to appear in the New Town

35 St Andrew Square was built for Andrew Crosbie of Holm [1736-1785]. This house was the first architecture on the grand cale to appear in Edinburgh’s New Town. No 35 … Continue reading The first architecture on the grand scale to appear in the New Town