for rhubarb

In June 1871, Robert Scott of Boathouse won a prize for his Rhubarb. I recently made a raised bed to grow rhubarb but the rhubrab will be for eating and … Continue reading for rhubarb

“The MOCK DOCTOR, not acted before this season”

I recently came across this delightful map of Hawkhill and its observatory. Before it was demolished this Georgian villa used to neighbour Holyrood Palace, just below Salisbury crags. The title … Continue reading “The MOCK DOCTOR, not acted before this season”

A forgotten artist

William Delacour (also known as William Delacourt or William De la Cour) was a French painter. He settled in Edinburgh in March 1760 and, in Edinburgh, was appointed the first … Continue reading A forgotten artist